Santa Rosa lifts Highway 12 closure after water main break, repairs continue Friday night

Santa Rosa officials have reopened a portion of Highway 12 after ir was closed to traffic for several hours on Thursday morning due to flooding and damage caused by a broken underground water pipe.

Eastbound traffic had been reduced to one lane for most of the day while repairs took place. All lanes were reopened by 5 p.m.

Additional repairs are expected to continue Friday night into Saturday morning and motorists should expect additional delays, officials added.

City officials initially closed both eastbound lanes between Mission Boulevard and Middle Rincon Road after the discovery of the broken water main.

The Santa Rosa Police Department first announced the closure in a Nixle alert shortly before 5 a.m., advising drivers to use Mission as an alternate route.

Road paving will take place on the eastbound lanes between Mission and Middle Rincon beginning 8 p.m. Friday. Eastbound traffic will be redirected into one of the westbound lanes.

You can reach Staff Writer Matt Pera at On Twitter @Matt__Pera.

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