Albuquerque Bernalillo Water Authority crews repair a water main Break on Coors Bypass and Ellison NW causing traffic delays for morning commuters. ADOLPHE PIERRE-LOUIS/Journal



Northbound Coors Bypass near Ellison NW was shut down Thursday morning after a water main break caused significant flooding and sink holes in the area, Albuquerque police say.

The Albuquerque Police Department is currently assisting the Water Authority with a water emergency,” police spokesman Chase Jewell said in an email. “The Water Authority has CLOSED ​all northbound Coors BL NW at Ellison RD NW as of now. We have not been advised of a estimated time for how long the roadway will be closed.”