Water Main Break Could Affect Evening Commute

The 1930s pipe likely burst due to old age, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials say.

(Courtesy of Shutterstock)

Water that began bubbling up to SoMa streets Tuesday morning could affect the evening commute, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials say. 

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, a water main break at Second and Harrison streets was reported and cars could be seen slowly crossing the watery road. 

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced it had rerouted the 10-Townsend and 12-Folsom buses. Water service has also been interrupted. 

Crews are making repairs, but they could take a couple hours and extend into the evening commute, officials warned Tuesday afternoon. The pipe — from the 1930s — likely burst because of old age, the Public Utilities Commission says.

View Comments