Water Main Break Floods Union Square Luxury Stores

By NBC Bay Area Staff and Wires
|  Sunday, Jul 13, 2014  |  Updated 5:58 PM PDT
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A water main break in Union Square Saturday morning flooded several luxury brand stores, some of which remained closed Sunday. Christie Smith reports.

A water main break in Union Square Saturday morning flooded several luxury brand stores, some of which remained closed Sunday. Christie Smith reports.

A water main break in Union Square Saturday morning flooded several luxury brand stores, some of which remained closed Sunday much to the dismay of shoppers.

The water main break flooded the basements of several buildings and high-end retailers on Geary Street between Stockton and Grant Avenue with large amounts of water, according to SFPUC spokesperson Lily Madjus.

Businesses affected by the water main break include Bulgari, Chanel as well as Neiman Marcus, which is located across the street, Madjus said. The City Attorney brought out a water restoration company to pump water out of the basements of the stores, she said.

The extent of damege to the stores is not know.

A contractor working on the Central Subway project in a building near Stockton and Geary streets hit a water main around 4 a.m. causing it to burst.

Repair and fire crews arrived at 6:30 a.m. and were able to restore water service by noon.

Bay City News contributed reporting

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