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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Another Water Main Breaks, Traffic Snarls Through the Panhandle

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:39 AM

Those old water pipes are at it again. An 8-inch water main reportedly broke near San Francisco’s Panhandle early this morning, causing nasty traffic jams for the morning commute. 

According to The Public Utilities Commission, the pipe broke sometime around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Oak and Baker streets. 

"The line is isolated already," says Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the PUC. "Repairs are currently underway and crews are still trying to access the pipe to confirm the cause. No eta on repair completion yet."

He added: "This break is not related to the Mission fire. A lot of people for some reason strangely thought the two were related."

The two right lanes of Oak Street are blocked and traffic is backed up into Golden Gate Park across Kezar Drive to Lincoln Avenue, Jue says. 

There are a lot of slow and angry drivers around there. So watch out for water and road rage.  

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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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