Roads closed on Boise State campus after water line break

Posted at 9:43 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 09:31:01-04

A broken water line could impact traffic around the Boise State campus for the next two days.  The line broke under University Drive near the Student Union Building Monday night.

Classes wll go on as scheduled, though a few classes will be relocated from the Honors College.  The university said students and faculty who are affected will be notified by e-mail.

In a press release, Boise State outlined the following closures to roads on campus:

"At least through Wednesday morning or until road repair is done, the intersection of University and Lincoln will be closed. Traffic coming from Broadway will be diverted at Michigan Avenue, but the Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage will remain open. Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Belmont and University. Traffic coming from Capitol Boulevard will be diverted at Chrisway Drive. Traffic coming from Juanita and Joyce streets will be allowed westbound down University.

The Brady Street Garage is open as well.

University shuttles will divert around the affected area, heading south on Michigan, west on Belmont, north on Joyce and the continue on their normal route west on University.

Drivers are encouraged to enter the side of campus closest to their destination. Some lots north of university only will be accessible via Cesar Chavez Lane."

A firetruck was partially submerged Monday evening after a sinkhole developed on University Drive near the Honors College because of flooding from the broken water lane.

Witnesses tell 6 On Your Side they were in class when they were told to leave the building. 

When they came downstairs, water was partially covering the roadway. 

Witnesses say cars were driving through the roadway. A firetruck was attempting to block off traffic from driving through the water, when the road buckled in a sinkhole, partially swallowing the truck.