UNM-Klauer closed by water main break


UNM-Taos Klauer Campus was closed Friday (Jan. 5) due to a water main break according to the university's student alert system.

The break comes just over a month after a water main failed causing the campus to be shut down less than two weeks before final exams in December. During the previous repairs, the campus was without water for five days before town of Taos crews were able to repair the line.

Town of Taos Public Works crews were at the scene Friday morning working on repairs to try and fix the main to restore water to the campus. While classes were not scheduled to resume until January 15 at the university, the campus was closed due to the broken line.

"We're trying to get the job taken care of so that UNM can open on Monday (Jan. 15)," said Town of Taos Public Works Director Francisco Espinoza.

Crews had closed the area around the intersection of Los Cordovas Road and State Road 240 to work on the water line. The road was expected to be closed from Wednesday (Jan. 10) to Thursday (Jan. 11).