Sixteen buildings were without water after a 6-inch in diameter water main broke during rush hour Monday morning.

Josephine Street closed between 14th Avenue and East Colfax Avenue while crews worked to make repairs.

A 9NEWS photographer in the area says before the water was shut off, he could see water seeping out of cracks in the sidewalk.

Denver Water says water has since been restored to the buildings that were impacted by the break.

Josephine is expected to reopen by 6 p.m.