Water Restored, Lane Reopened After Crews Repair Water Main

Work crews have repaired an aging section of 8-inch water main that flooded a DMV office and closed down one lane of traffic on Baker Street in San Francisco this morning, according to a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesman.

The incident occurred near Oak and Baker streets and was first reported around 5 a.m. SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue said water service was restored before noon.

One lane of traffic on Oak Street had already been closed prior to this morning’s breakage, but another had to be closed this morning while work crews made repairs to the line, Jue said.

That second lane of traffic was reopened around 11 a.m., but the first lane of traffic will remain closed due to ongoing work, Jue said.

The San Francisco field office of the Department of Motor Vehicles had to close today due to flooding resulting from the broken water main.

DMV spokesman Jaime Garza said the incident was unexpected, and they weren’t prepared for it.

“We’re sorry if any customers were inconvenienced,” he said.

The DMV currently anticipates that their San Francisco field office will remain closed Friday.

“We wont know until we find out whether everything is dry and clean,” Garza said.

Dave Brooksher, Bay City News

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