Work continues to shore up Daly City hillside where water main burst

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCrews are still cleaning up the Daly City mudslide that happened over two weeks ago.

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCrews are still cleaning up the Daly City mudslide that happened over two weeks ago.

Crews in Daly City continue to shore up a hillside where a water main broke two weeks ago, sending thousands of gallons of water and mud onto nearby streets.

City Manager Patricia Martel said about $497,000 has so far been spent to replace more than 5,000 cubic yards of soil and natural vegetation near Hillside Park, where the pipe burst early Nov. 13.

The rupture caused a mudslide and more than 45,000 gallons of water to spread out over several streets. No homes were damaged, but several parked vehicles were stuck in mud that reached the top of their wheels.

Martel said contractors have been working since last week to secure the hillside and that work would continue every day without rain.

“We have to restore the hillside before we can repair the water main,” she said.

Hay bales and a mesh covering were in place to prevent mud or debris from slipping from the affected area into the neighborhood in the event of a rainstorm, such as the one that came through the region Wednesday.

Storm drains in the area have been cleared and monitored to ensure that runoff has a place to go.

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