Crews work on the westbound lane of Hopkins Street between Scott and Blanco Streets, where a water main broke Monday afternoon. Photos by Ryan Perkins.
If it’s a Monday holiday in San Marcos, it must be time for a water main break on Hopkins Street.
A water main on West Hopkins Street near between Blanco Street and Scott Street broke Monday afternoon, putting crews to work well into the evening and forcing traffic detours in both directions.
By 6 p.m., San Antonio Street and West Hopkins Streets were “flowing like a small creek with water,” according to Ryan Perkins, who lives in that area.
Traffic was blocked off both lanes on Hopkins between Scott and Blanco, with drivers detoured south to San Antonio Street or north to Hutchinson Street.
The break occured on President’s Day, a Monday holiday. On Jan. 19, which was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, another Monday holiday, a water main broke on the other side of Hopkins Street. That break occured at the intersection of Hopkins and C.M. Allen Parkway, sending a geyser of water and debris 50 feet into the air for three hours.
The city later said a contractor hit the main while making a bore under the street.
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