Driver crashes into fire hydrant downtown San Luis Obispo

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 18:43:16-04

A broken fire hydrant created quite the sight for people in downtown San Luis Obispo Friday afternoon as water could be seen shooting into the air, hitting trees and gushing into nearby streets. 

San Luis Obispo City Fire officials say a driver crashed into the hydrant in front of Eureka! at the corner of Marsh and Chorro streets.

The water was contained to the street and storm drains, so no businesses were damaged, according to fire officials, who say the water flowed for a total of about 10 minutes before the hydrant was turned off.

Crews were reportedly on scene around 3:30 p.m. working to repair the damaged hydrant. 

No word on what caused the driver to crash.