San Francisco City Hall lost water service Friday afternoon.

Building management reported in an email to City Hall employees that construction crews working on the Van Ness Avenue Improvement Project hit a water main that leads to the municipal hub.

Officials said water service would return around 1:30 p.m. 

When service was not restored by 2:00 p.m., sheriff’s deputies evacuated public from the building.

The issue was fixed at 2:30 p.m., but the building’s water facilities are still not be available to allow for required testing.

Jerold Chinn/SFBay Restrooms inside City Hall were all closed Friday afternoon in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, November 8, 2019, due to construction crews hitting a water pipe along Van Ness Avenue.

Bill Barnes with the City Administrator’s Office said the Department of Elections will continue to count ballots from Tuesday’s election.

Barnes said the Department of Public Works is working to bring portable toilets for the public and election staff.

City Hall will be closed for most functions for the remainder of Friday.

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay. A San Francisco native, he has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Send tips to jerold@sfbay.ca or at Twitter @Jerold_Chinn.

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