Town Square

Water-main break on Lytton forces evacuation

Original post made on Jun 20, 2012

A gushing water main caused a four-story building to be evacuated and shut down part of Lytton Avenue Tuesday afternoon, Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.

This story contains 118 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.


Like this comment
Posted by stretch
a resident of another community
on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

Were these "roadworkers" contractors working for the City, City personnel, or random roadworkers? It's pretty hard to hit a water main that's buried 4 or 5 feet underground, unless you're working on something other than the road.

Like this comment
Posted by Yikes! water pipe
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Lucky that homes, condos, etc. didn't get water rushing into your underground garages! It could have a FLOOD down there, that would destroy a LOT of good STUFF, LIKE CARS for one, PLUS storage areas.jnqwh