Busy Topeka street closes due to “significant” valve failure
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A busy Topeka street has closed due to a “significant” valve failure.
The City of Topeka says that on Wednesday, Nov. 30, it completely closed SW 12th St. between SW Topeka Blvd. and SW Harrison. It also said northbound Topeka Blvd. will close at the intersection of 12th and Huntoon.
City staff noted that the closure was made due to a large valve failure in the area.
Crews on the scene told 13 NEWS that while the valve leak may seem less significant than a water main break, the repair will still require the road to be dug up just the same.
The road had recently been redone.
According to the City, Huntoon remains open for eastbound travel.
The City indicated the closure should be in place for about 2-3 weeks.
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