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.Bay Area NewsFire hydrantSoMaSouth of Market area

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