Photo by Michelle Chance

Butterfield Parkway continued to show the impact of a broken water main. Thursday, the roadway was flooded north of Butterfield Elementary School and eventually had to be closed to traffic along with Duncan Drive.

Global Water customers briefly experienced brown water until crews reconfigured the supply flow. The reason for the breakage is still unknown.

“The water main cracked, but there was no obvious cause of the crack when we excavated down to the pipe,” Global Water General Manager Jon Corwin said.

The situation was exacerbated by a monsoon-type storm that dumped more water in the work area.

Work crews temporarily had the road reopen Friday, but closed Duncan again for continued street repair Saturday.

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