Flash: Water Main Break Shuts Down Mabel Street in South Berkeley

Dan McMenamin (BCN)
Wednesday June 18, 2014 - 10:52:00 AM

A water main break this morning has shut down a street in Berkeley and is affecting service for about 30 East Bay Municipal Utility District customers, a utility spokeswoman said. 

The break was reported between 3 and 3:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Mabel Street near Ashby Avenue, EBMUD spokeswoman Abby Figueroa said. 

The 6-inch cast iron pipe that broke was installed in 1929, Figueroa said. 

She said crews have to dig into the road to determine the damage to the pipe and to make repairs. 

Customers were expected to remain without service in the area until the early afternoon, Figueroa said. 

She said she was not aware of any private property damage caused as a result of the main break.