Traffic reopened on Auburn Boulevard Sunday afternoon after water from a broken main damaged the road’s asphalt.
The water line on the eastbound side of Auburn Boulevard near Kitty Lane broke about 3:30 a.m., said Officer Jenna Berry, a spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol. It flooded the road until water was turned off at about 5 a.m.
By then, the road suffered damage. “There was so much water, it affected the asphalt,” Berry said.
At 3 p.m., two-way traffic control was in place on both eastbound and westbound lanes, Berry said.
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Cause of the breakage has not been released. Attempts to reach Sacramento Suburban Water District personnel by phone have been unsuccessful.