Water main break in Santa Rosa causes flooding, prompts street closure

A water main break prompted the closure of a Bennett Valley street early Monday in Santa Rosa.|

A water main break prompted the closure of a street in Santa Rosa’s Bennett Valley neighborhood early Monday in Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa Water received a report about 4 a.m. of the broken pipe at Summerfield Road and Carissa Avenue, which was beginning to flood, according to a CivicReady alert from the Santa Rosa Police Department.

Workers arrived about 5:30 a.m., closed a portion of Carissa Avenue and turned off the water main, which helped drain the water from Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa Water spokesperson Elise Miller said.

Carissa Avenue was closed for much of Monday from Carissa Court east to Field Stone Court.

Around 7:15 p.m. Monday, Miller said crews were preparing to wrap up at 8 p.m. and would reopen half the closed stretch of Carissa Avenue so traffic could pass.

Workers are expected to return at 8 a.m. Tuesday for final repairs. Miller said traffic would be allowed to pass through the area, but interruptions may occur.

Workers have been repairing the pipe, which is 16 inches in diameter.

Once all repairs have been completed, the street will reopen, Miller said.

Some residents in the area may have experienced a slight drop in water pressure following the break, Miller said.

There are no concerns about water quality at this time.

You can reach Staff Writer Madison Smalstig at madison.smalstig@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @madi.smals.

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