Water main break: Southbound Valencia remains closed

Southbound Valencia Street remains closed due to a water main break in the Mission District, though the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency lines that were rerouted at about 7:15 a.m. today have now resumed normal service.

Muni lines 26, 27 and 67 were rerouted, spokeswoman Kristen Holland said.

The break occurred at the intersection of 26th and Valencia streets at about 4 a.m., according to San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesman Tony Winnicker.

It was a break on an 80-year-old, 16-inch main on 26th Street.

Once it was determined where the break was officials shut down that section of the main at about 7 a.m., he said.

Northbound Valencia Street reopened at 7:15 a.m. Southbound Valencia remains closed from 25th Street to Cesar Chavez. It will be closed until this afternoon, but it should be reopened for the evening commute, he said.

Water pressure that slowed down or stopped was restored to the area by about 7:15 a.m., according to Winnicker.

The exact cause of the break is unknown, but there tend to be more breaks during the winter, he said.

Bay City News

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Candidates vie for four seats on SF school board

Pandemic adds to pressing issues already facing SFUSD leaders

Police launch hate crime investigations after shots fired near Armenian school

Incident follows anti-Armenian graffiti and suspected arson at church

Court prevents Trump administration from blocking WeChat pending hearing

Late Saturday night, a federal judge in San Francisco issued a preliminary… Continue reading

San Francisco Symphony, Opera musicians settle contracts

Performers’ salaries modified due to inability to play live

Most Read