BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Fire crews repaired a broken fire hydrant after it was hit by a truck near the Claremont Hotel, in Berkeley Wednesday afternoon.
The broken hydrant sent a tower of water spewing 30 feet into the air in the middle of ongoing pipeline replacement work, and snarled traffic along the Highway 13 corridor.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find Appointments
It happened on Tunnel Road and Alvarado Avenue.READ MORE: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
Drivers on Tunnel Road have been dealing with daily gridlock for several weeks due to East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Water Pipeline Replacement Project.
Neighbor George Sloan said the hydrant was hit by a utility truck. No one was hurt.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among Fully Vaccinated
“It was quite a sight,” said Sloan. “Gallons and gallons of precious water were just running down Tunnel Road.”