SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission this afternoon completed repairs on a 100-year-old water main that ruptured earlier today, flooding streets and disrupting water service in Fisherman’s Wharf.

The agency received a report at about 4:30 a.m. of an active water leak on Mason Street between Jefferson and Beach streets, SFPUC spokeswoman Alison Kastama said.

Water spewing from the ruptured 8-inch-diameter cast iron main filled the street and spilled over onto sidewalks, but Kastama said it did not appear that the water infiltrated nearby businesses.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

Crews worked to determine the leak’s origin in the main and, as of 1 p.m., had restored regular water service to the two affected blocks—the 100 block of Jefferson Street and the 2600 block of Mason Street, Kastrama said.

Those streets had been closed to traffic during the cleanup and repair efforts, according to the SFPUC.


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