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Friday, October 3, 2014

Truck Hits Downtown Fire Hydrant, More Water Wasted Amid Drought (VIDEO)

Posted By on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 3:44 PM

It's been a sad day for drought-stricken San Francisco. For the second time today, the city lost thousands of gallons of water — this time it was because a truck hit a fire hydrant in downtown. 

According to press reports, the truck struck the hydrant located in the 100 block of New Montgomery Street just before 2 p.m. today. That was more than 12 hours after a water main broke in the Bayview, flooding streets and a handful of homes.

No word on how much water was wasted in these two accidents. However, both gushers resulted in compelling images on this extraordinary warm day during this extraordinary drought. 


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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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