Posey Tube reopened after flooding
Updated 1:30 p.m.
The Posey Tube has reopened after reopened after early morning flooding, and cleanup crews are mopping up the rest of the mess.
A 12-inch water main broke, causing flooding that was reported at around 3 a.m. and leading to the Tube closure, East Bay Municipal District spokesman Charles Hardy said. Hardy said crews worked for three hours to try to find the source of the flooding and get the water shut off.
“It’s a difficult area, with a lot of pipes going in a lot of different directions,” Hardy said.
The Tube was reopened at around 7:45 a.m., Hardy said. And he said the main should be fixed late this afternoon. The closure is affecting five nearby businesses (one is the Mariner Square Athletic Club). The cause of the break is not yet known.
Hardy said the flooding – which at 11 a.m. today had closed a road that runs parallel to the Tube and had spread into the parking lot and drainage ditch of nearly offices – did not cause any property damage, though he said one motorist drove her car into the water and got stuck. He said the woman was not injured.