UPDATE: Civic Center BART and Muni station reopens after flooding

UPDATE 3:34 p.m.: BART and the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency have reopened Civic Center station in time for the evening commute, officials announced this afternoon.

The original story is below:

Civic Center BART and Muni station has flooded, prompting its closure.

BART officials announced the closure shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday. Trains will pass through Civic Center station and will not stop, according to BART officials.

Water flooded both the train platform and main concourse levels of the station, but is believed to have started at the Muni level of the station, according to BART officials.

“At this point there is no estimated time for the station to reopen,” said Anna Duckworth, a BART spokesperson.

BART isn’t the only transportation to run through Civic Center station — Muni’s J, K, L, M, N and T lines ferry tens of thousands of commuters daily. Stranded riders can take Muni’s 14-Mission line, and others, which cross between Powell station and Van Ness station, the two adjacents stations to Civic Center.

The National Weather Service Bay Area issued a “small stream flood advisory” for the Bay Area Wednesday afternoon.

The Great Highway is also closed between Lincoln to Sloat boulevards in the southbound direction due to a storm alert, according to the Public Works department.

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