Vallejo Repair Crews May Be To Blame For 3 Water Main Breaks

VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Three nearly simultaneous water main breaks in Vallejo may have been caused when crews working on a fire hydrant elsewhere in Vallejo shut down water for the repairs, a fire captain said.

The breaks happened at about 4 p.m. as crews were shutting down water for repair work on Tuolumne Street, Capt. Mike Brooks said.

Simultaneously, water mains burst at Solano Avenue and Mariposa Street, at Webb Street and Pearl Court, and at Elliott and Dillon drives, Brooks said.

The breaks caused some flooding in nearby streets but nothing that rose above the curb or affected anything other than streets. The storm drains took care of most of the water, Brooks said.

Crews quickly shut water off in the three areas and are working on repairs. Neighbors in the areas of the three breaks are temporarily without water service, Brooks said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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