A water main break in South San Francisco created quite the show Friday morning, with water spewing 50-feet in the air. The main, which ruptured around 9:45 a.m., caused widespread flooding at Elm Street and Tamarack Lane. Six houses had to be evacuated during the 3-hour water spectacle.
"I heard a gushing sound and thought, 'Wow, it was really raining out there,'" witness David Rosaia told the Mercury News, adding, "It's amazing it takes three hours to turn off the valve to the water."
Emergency crews were able to shut it off at around 1 p.m. Unfortunately, there's no water service in the area. KTVU notes, "no word yet on when water service will be restored."
No injuries were reported. No word yet what caused the main to break..