Inner Parkside Residents Awoken by Gross Water Flooding the Neighborhood
Update 3:30 p.m.:The Public Utilities Commission says that crews have finished cleaning the mud and debris in the neighborhood, yet repairs on the broken water line won't be repaired until later tonight.
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Six residences were "yellow tagged" and building inspectors will assess whether they're structurally safe. Meanwhile, Wawona Street and 15th Avenue will remained closed through tomorrow while crews work to fix the sinkhole in the street.
City staff is still investigating what caused the water transmission line to break; the pipe transports water from Sutro Reservoir to the Excelsior District.
The good news is that no residents were booted from their house because of this incident. Residents who wish to file a claim with the City should contact the City Claims Department at 415-554-3900.
Update 1 p.m.: : The latest reports indicate that 23 homes and about 12 cars were damaged from the early-morning flooding, and one building was "yellow-tagged."
Original story 8:25 a.m.: City officials are cleaning up homes and cars over in the Inner Parkside neighborhood after a 16-inch water main broke sometime early this morning, releasing a flood of nasty water and dirt.
The underground distribution line broke at about 3 a.m. around 15th Avenue and Wawona Street, damaging cars and homes in the area. Streets were closed down while crews worked through the night to clean up that mess.
The good news in this is that it didn't affect residential water service, so everyone can still shower this morning for work.
CBS News crews were awake enough to speak with the city's Public Utilities Commission at the scene:
We hope everyone over in Parkside gets a new car out of this.