A 12-inch water main ruptured in San Francisco’s Ingleside Heights neighborhood this afternoon, a spokeswoman for the city’s Public Utilities Commission said.
The cast iron pipe, installed in 1935, broke at about 1:30 p.m. on Monticello Street just off of 19th Avenue, SFPUC spokeswoman Alison Kastama said.
Water flooded into a couple of homes on nearby Chester Avenue before the flow of water was shut off, Kastama said.
Nineteenth Avenue remained closed in the area as of shortly before 4 p.m. while crews work to clear sediment that came out along with the water and is affecting San Francisco Municipal Railway’s M-Ocean View line, Kastama said.
Buses are taking Muni passengers around the affected portion of the light-rail line, she said.
A few isolated water outages have also been reported along 19th Avenue, according to Kastama.
There was no estimate yet for when the roadway will reopen, Kastama said.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News