Hydrant bursts, floods SLO streets
August 11, 2015
Tens of thousands of gallons of water spilled onto the streets of San Luis Obispo Tuesday morning, after a truck backed into a fire hydrant. [KSBY]
The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Hind Lane. City workers turned off the water about 25 minutes later.
City officials initially estimated about 30,000 gallons of water poured out of the hydrant. They later estimated the total was closer to 75,000 gallons.
The water flowed down Long Street and onto Tank Farm Road. The route along Hind Lane, Long Street and Tank Farm Road borders the San Luis Obispo Tribune building.
Police said the driver of the truck left the scene.