ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lanes near the University Stadium are being shortened. Officials released information about the area Saturday around noon.

Officials with the University of New Mexico sent out an alert that said a water main has been shut off, causing the north lanes of University Boulevard from Sunshine Terrace to be reduced to one lane.

This change will last until Monday, December 19.

Fans coming to watch the bowl game said despite the setback, they were happy to see the crews moving so quickly to fix the issue.  

“The water main it kind of delayed us another thirty minutes right to get here, the city was doing the best it can to fix the water main right so fortunately it still made us, to do our event,” says Tom Pino. 

The Water Authority said it caused lots of standing water along the stadium’s main entrances. 

“We don’t know the cause but sometimes these things just break. In the cold weather sometimes the soil shifts and that causes leaks so that’s probably what happened in this case as well,” says David Morris, Public Affairs Manager for Water Authority. 


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Anyone heading to the New Mexico Bowl is asked to head east on Avenida Cesar Chavez or come from southbound University.