107-year-old water main breaks in SF

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is responding to a broken water main near San Francisco General Hospital this morning.

The 107-year-old 12-inch water line broke open at the intersection of 22nd Street and Vermont Street around 3 a.m., said SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue.

Water was choked off from the pipe at 3:30 a.m., shortly before SFPUC workers began teaming up with hospital engineers to restore water pressure to certain departments of General Hospital, Jue said.

Minor flooding has caused some traffic delays in the area, leading SFPUC to advise motorists to avoid the intersection until repairs are completed in about six hours.

No other property damage was recorded during the break, which occurred due to the old age of the pipe itself, according to Jue.Bay Area NewsSan FranciscoSan Francisco General HospitalSFPUC

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