A water main that broke in San Mateo this morning (Feb. 8) led to traffic congestion, flooding and a school closure, according to police.
Firefighters responded to a report of a broken water main near El Camino Real and Notre Dame Avenue around 6:40 a.m.
The 24-inch water transmission line has been shut off by California Water Service, the utility that owns and manages the pipe. Water
quality is not affected and service has not been interrupted, according to police.
CalWater did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.
Employees at St. Matthew Catholic School, 910 S. El Camino Real, confirmed that the campus has closed for the day as a result of the
broken water main. School officials plan to reopen Friday morning if possible.
People are advised by police to avoid El Camino Real between Fifth and Ninth avenues due to traffic impacts while crews repair the pipe.
— Bay City News Service