Broken water main creates geyser in SoMa

July 9, 2010 12:53:07 PM PDT
A water main is broken on Fourth and Bryant streets in San Francisco, causing water to shoot 30 feet in the air, a San Francisco police spokesman said.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the fire department have been called to shut off the water, police spokesman Albie Esparza said.

A police officer witnessed the broken main just after 9 a.m. this morning, he said.

The broken main is backing up traffic on the Interstate Highway 80 off-ramp to Fourth Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two lanes of traffic on the off-ramp were closed as of 9:40 a.m., according to the CHP.