Water restored following water main break

July 7, 2008 6:03:49 PM PDT
Light rail service on the L-Taraval line is back to normal after hours of disruption caused by a water main break near Taraval Street and 19th Avenue, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials said.

The problem started at about 9:30 a.m., disrupting service on the L-Taraval line between the West Portal station and Taraval Street at 22nd Avenue.

A bus bridge was provided for L-Taraval riders until the water main was repaired around 3:45 p.m.

Some businesses in the area temporarily lost water but all but two regained it by 2 p.m., said Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Suzanne Gautier.

The water main failure appeared to be due to age, said Gautier.