US 60 remains closed Sunday after broken water line floods freeway

The Arizona Department of Transportation says parts of US 60, also known as Superstition Freeway, remain closed between Interstate 10 and Loop 101 on Sunday due to damage from a broken water line beneath the freeway at McClintock Drive in Tempe. Staff from the Tempe Water Utilities and a contractor are working with the Arizona Department of Transportation to evaluate the damage and necessary repairs after the water line break Saturday morning, which caused flooding on the freeway and damage beneath the pavement. There is no estimated time for completion of repairs, according to ADOT.

Eastbound US 60 is closed between the I-10 interchange and Loop 101. Westbound US 60 is closed between Loop 101 and McClintock Drive. Drivers are able to use westbound US 60 on-ramps between McClintock Drive and I-10.

Westbound US 60 traffic approaching the closure is being detoured to north- and southbound Loop 101. “Drivers on I-10 who normally would use eastbound US 60 should consider using either eastbound Loop 202 to northbound Loop 101 or eastbound Loop 202 to southbound Loop 101 to reach eastbound US 60 beyond the closure,” the Arizona Department of transportation said in a statement Sunday. Reach breaking news reporter Haleigh Kochanski at [email protected] or on Twitter @HaleighKochans.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: US 60 remains closed Sunday in both directions