Updated 6:14 p.m.– Mariposa Avenue has been re-opened.
A section of Mariposa Avenue has been closed after Citrus Heights Water District crews tore a large hole in the pavement to allow for an emergency repair on a water main that broke at the intersection of Cook Lane, near Old Auburn Road.
By 11 a.m., crews had uncovered the damaged water line, buried several feet under the intersection — and had hauled off several truck loads of dirt and broken up pavement.
A foreman on scene said he expects repairs to be finished by 5 p.m. Thursday, and will re-open Mariposa Avenue after the access hole in the intersection is patched and dried. He was unsure how many homes were affected by the breakage, but said water was turned back on by noon, Thursday…