San Francisco Water Department employees work on a water main break near 2nd and Harrison streets in San Francisco's South of Market district Tuesday, November 28, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Water Department employees work on a water main break near 2nd and Harrison streets in San Francisco's South of Market district Tuesday, November 28, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: Repairs to water main break could extend into evening commute

Repairs to a water main break in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood may continue into the evening commute, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials said Monday afternoon.

The break at Second and Harrison streets was reported just after 6 a.m., not just after 8 a.m. as previously reported, according to SFPUC spokesperson Tyler Gamble.

Crews are on site making repairs and had to excavate a large hole in the street.

Gamble said repairs are expected to take a couple of hours and could possibly extend into the evening commute, so drivers should plan accordingly.

Water service has been interrupted in the area and at least one eastbound lane of traffic on Second Street is affected.

Buses on the 10-Townsend and 12-Folsom lines are rerouting around the area, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Gamble said it appeared likely the 12-inch cast-iron pipe, which dates to the 1930s, “burst due to old age.”

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