BEWARE: Busted Water Valve on Newell Ave. in Walnut Creek

January 22, 2014 · 14 comments

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If you’re driving on Newell Ave. in Walnut Creek this afternoon, watch out for the slick road near Whole Foods.

The fire department (and PD) is on scene trying to fix a busted water valve, according to our fellow Claycordian Chris Stein, who sent us the photo (thanks, Chris!).

Chris also says one lane has been shut down going towards Kaiser on Newell.

Drive safely!

1 Good Timing January 22, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Good to see the bus getting a free wash.

2 Mitch January 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

What a waste of water!

3 it's mE!! January 22, 2014 at 4:37 PM

People free carwash no need to spend $25.00 or more for a carwash its total free in Newell ave. Have fun doing your carwash!!

4 J. January 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM

A too tall truck must have gone in to the Broadway Shopping Center parking lot.

5 Cowellian January 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM

It looks like a hydrant-wannabe.

6 Curley Howard January 22, 2014 at 5:29 PM

“It’s a Horizontal Geyser!”

7 mwo1859 January 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

According to the story the fire and police department are sent down to turn off the water. Don’t you think they would call the water department to turn off that water main?

8 Antler January 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

By the way, Cowellian, what is the hydrant count for 2014 so far? “First” is supposed to maintain those records, right? ;-)

9 lol... January 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Most water this year..lol. dam what a waste full way to save our water

10 Cowellian January 22, 2014 at 6:52 PM

By my count, it’s up to 4,327.6.

Your results may vary.
;)

11 Antler January 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

….ohhhhhhh, wait one! It’s the NEW first who has to keep the records!!!

12 Ted K., SuperMax January 22, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Darn it I missed the free car/truck wash.

13 anon January 22, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Oh, no! I could have used all of that water for my garden!

14 Fire Hydrant Management January 22, 2014 at 7:47 PM

No Hydrants were harmed in the filming of this PSA.
Safe days in 2014 = 16

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