A Palo Alto intersection has reopened Friday evening, after a water main break caused it to be closed for most of the day, according to police.
Hillview Avenue at Hanover Street was reopened to traffic around 5 p.m., according to police.
Police first announced the water main break on Twitter at around 7:20 a.m.
Crews were able to make some repairs to the 12-inch water main, said City of Palo Alto Utilities spokeswoman Catherine Elvert.
A coupling that secured a segment of the water main broke, causing the rupture, Elvert said. The coupling broke because of ground movement or shifting, she added.
"We live in a seismically active area," Elvert said. "It is very common for a pipe to break after seismic movement."
Six to eight feet of the pipe will need to be replaced, she said. Crews will finish the repairs on Monday. Repair work is expected to be finished before Monday morning's commute, Elvert added.
No injuries or major damages to homes were reported.
For updates, visit cityofpaloalto.org.