Danville Roads Reopen After Water Main Break

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    NBC Bay Area
    Police in Danville closed Hartz Avenue from Railroad Avenue to Diablo Road, and Diablo Road from Front Street to Hartz Avenue.

    Two streets in downtown Danville reopened Friday morning following 12-hour closures as a result of a water main break and flooding on Thursday evening.

    Hartz and East Linda Mesa avenues reopened around 6:30 a.m., while Diablo Road from Hartz Avenue to Front Street remains closed, according to town spokesman Geoff Gillette.

    Both streets were closed after a water main break was reported around 6 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Hartz Avenue and Diablo Road.

    Police immediately closed the intersection as water flowed from the ruptured 48-inch East Bay Municipal Utility District water main into the streets, Gillette said.

    Police closed Hartz Avenue from Railroad Avenue to Diablo Road, and Diablo Road from Front Street to Hartz Avenue.

    Side streets in the area, including Rose Street and Linda Mesa, were also closed to traffic.

    Around 12:30 a.m., water coming from the broken main stopped flowing and surface water on the streets around the break began to subside.

    Some homes in the area remained without water service Friday morning, with service expected to be restored later today, according to Gillette.

    Motorists are encouraged to detour around Diablo Road by using either Front Street or East Linda Mesa Avenue.

    EBMUD crews are working to repair the damaged water main, but no date had been set for the reopening of Diablo Road as of this morning, Gillette said.