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Traffic Alert: Water main break slows traffic on Rimrock Road

Posted at 8:21 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:50:05-04

Update: The City of Billings Public Works Department expects to have the broken water main repaired by Wednesday afternoon.

Department officials said the line is 64 years old, so it’s hard to determine if the day’s cold weather played a part.

Due to its proximity to the rims, natural ground movement is another possible factor.



BILLINGS – A water main break created an icy, slushy mess on Rimrock Road between 15th Street West and 17th Street West on Wednesday morning slowing traffic.

City crews were on scene around 8 a.m. attempting to clear sewers to drain the flooded water.

It appears the water main break occurred on Granite Avenue, causing water to travel down Glacier Drive onto Rimrock Road.

The Billings Police Department issued an alert on Twitter asking drivers to use an alternate route and expect delays.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.