PG&E crews installing power poles Tuesday (Jan. 24) accidentally bored into a water main, causing a 40-foot-tall geyser to erupt on Old Page Mill Road and Gerth Lane south of Interstate 280 in Palo Alto and cutting power to 180 customers.
Crews were seeking to minimize water-service impacts to residents and traffic was rerouted along Old Page Mill Road. The break has been isolated and contractors are working to repair the damaged pipeline, Katz said.
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