U.S. 36 from Broomfield to Louisville now reopened after gas line rupture shuts it down for 3 hours

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - U.S. Highway 36 has reopened between Broomfield and Louisville.

The highway was closed between McCaslin Boulevard and Flatirons Circle after a contractor hit a three-inch gas line.

Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation said the highway was likely going to be closed through rush hour, but once the gas was turned off, officials reopened the highway.

The road closure started around 11:30 a.m. The highway reopened at 2:30 p.m.