Bay Area neighborhood flooded, covered in mud

  • Cars sit buried in mud after a broken water main sent water down a hillside in Daly City, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Residents in the Hillside Park neighborhood woke up to flooded streets and vehicles stuck in mud after a broken water main sent 45,000 gallons of water spewing down a grassy hillside. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

DALY CITY — Authorities say a broken water main is to blame for a flood in a Daly City neighborhood that left vehicles stuck in mud up to their wheel wells.

The break early Tuesday morning unleashed tens of thousands of gallons of water from a city-owned reservoir on a nearby hill. The torrent brought mud from the hillside down to the area below.

Television news footage showed at least one street caked in mud, with several vehicles completely packed in. Homes in the area were also evacuated for several hours, as crews made sure the hillside was stable and posed no threat.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/RVOWPU) that no homes were damaged.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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