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Unser and Northern still closed; Unser expected to partially open tonight

One northbound and one southbound lane on Unser  through the intersection of Unser and Northern  will open for motorist use today at about 9 p.m., according to a city of Rio Rancho news release.

Before then, drivers should seek alternate routes to avoid this intersection.

The intersection has been closed since last night due to a water main break and associated repair work to the water main and roadway.


Traffic is still being discouraged at Unser Boulevard and Northern in Rio Rancho as officials try to repair a water main break which occurred Wednesday evening.


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“We are continuing to divert traffic around the area,” Rio Rancho police spokesman Nick Onken said.

“We’re doing our best, and as soon as we know the intersection is safe to travel to, we will reopen it.”

Onken said motorists are being advised to seek alternate routes and avoid the intersection, adding that he had no estimiate about when the intersection may reopen.