Broken water main creates geyser in SoMa

SAN FRANCISCO

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.

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