DENVER — Denver police said a person drove through a barricade set up around a water main break and ended up in the hole Thursday morning.
The 12-inch water line was already repaired when the person drove a Chevy through the barricade and crashed into the hole.
Jose Salas with Denver Water said the driver made their way around cones and barricades and drove straight into the cavity.
The driver was not injured, police said.
The westbound lanes of MLK Boulevard are shut down at Dahlia Street, police said.
Salas said crews will have to make additional repairs, which they will know more about once the car has been removed from the hole. No customers were without water due to the original main break, he said.
There is no estimated time for the road to reopen.
WB Martin Luther King Blvd is closed between Cherry/Dahlia for repairs to a 12" water main from overnight. Vehicle drove into the hole after repairs were made. Once the car is removed, we'll determine if additional work is needed & provide an update on road reopening. pic.twitter.com/jOWou5L1aT— Denver Water (@DenverWater) February 28, 2019