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Euclid, Rose intersection will be closed until day's end, city says

Traffic was diverted around a water main break at the intersection of Euclid Ave. and Rose St. in Lexington, Ky., on Sept. 10, 2012. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Traffic was diverted around a water main break at the intersection of Euclid Ave. and Rose St. in Lexington, Ky., on Sept. 10, 2012. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

Portions of a major Lexington intersection will remain closed to traffic until at least 9 p.m. Monday as crews repair a sewer pipe that carries rain water, officials said.

About 11:45 a.m., the city advised that Rose Street and Euclid Avenue will be closed to through traffic at least until after Monday's evening rush hour because of a storm-sewer collapse.

Later, the city sent out another release that said the main had been repaired by the Division of Water Quality, but crews from the Division of Streets and Roads were still working to cover the site with metal plates. The road would be closed until at least 9 p.m., the release said.

Mark York, a spokesman for the city's department of environmental quality and public works, described the concrete line as 18 to 21 inches in diameter located four to five feet below the street.

During the repairs, traffic will be disrupted. The city's traffic management center Web site reported the following:

Rose Street is closed to through traffic between Rose Lane and Maxwell Street.

Traffic on Euclid headed toward Rose will be diverted onto Linden Walk.

Traffic on the Avenue of Champions toward Rose may proceed through the intersection to Euclid Avenue.

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