Truck strikes fire hydrant in SoMa causing street to flood with water briefly

A big-rig struck a fire hydrant causing water to burst onto the street in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood this afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said.

The truck struck the fire hydrant, located in the 100 block of New Montgomery Street near Mission Street, at about 1:40 p.m., San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The intersection remains blocked as fire crews work to shut off the water flowing into the street, according to Talmadge.

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