UPDATE: ALERT: Large Water Main Break in Concord – Police Closing Roads

March 3, 2014 12:38 pm · 17 comments


The Contra Costa Water District is responding to a large water main break in the area of San Miguel Rd. near Tioga Rd. in Concord.

Use caution if you’re in the area.

Concord Police are on scene, and are currently in the process of closing San Miguel Rd. to keep traffic away from the area.

UPDATE, 12:50pm: Police just closed San Miguel Rd. They say it is expected to be closed “well into the night”.

Please use alternate routes (Cowell Rd., Monument Blvd. Oak Grove Rd., Treat Blvd.) if you need to travel in the area.

UPDATE, 2pm: These pictures (below) were sent by an anonymous Claycordian. Thanks!

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Thanks again for the pictures!

Cowellian March 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I trust that no hydrants were harmed.

just a concordian March 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Damn Cowellian, you’re always first!

skrab March 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Why are there so many water main breaks in Concord?

Cowellian March 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

I was just covering for the Hydrant Union guy.

Winston March 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

It seems that the water main replacement projects that CCWD is doing are a little overdue.

just a concordian March 3, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Because drought doesn’t apply in Concord. We all love water and use it to our heart’s content. You agree to waste water upon choosing Concord as your home. Not to mention, the very definition of the word Concord is “agreement or harmony between people or groups.”

Susan March 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Ccwd had no problem putting my 24 hour notice on my door this morning. Whoopsie did I forget to pay you guys?

Back breaker March 3, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Jess where’s your HARD HAT!! Brother !!

DrDuran March 3, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I work at the BART shop there, hopefully they’ll have it open by midnight so I can get to work!

Jerk March 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM

BIOB = Blame It On Bart. Ha ha, I couldn’t resist a cheap shot 🙂

Lulu1949 March 3, 2014 at 2:11 PM

@ DrDuran…… you can get to work by coming in on the other side of San Miguel off of Treat Blvd. Oak Grove to Treat to San Miguel. Voila !

Concord res March 3, 2014 at 2:24 PM

They’re not even letting residents through on Sam Miguel

Water_Wasters March 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I’m so tired of seeing water wasted in Concord because of main breaks when we are in such a serious a draught. This is about the fourth one. I hope that water can be reclaimed.

Ghee, if you live in Concord, be ready to have your power out 50% of the time and the rest of the City’s water being wasted the other 50% of the time.

ad March 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Is that why a helicopter is hovering over that area?

Dolores March 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

that explains the helicopter earlier, so how am I get to work.

Lake March 4, 2014 at 4:07 AM

This is where the Concord Fault is creeping along and should not be a surprise

Concernicus March 4, 2014 at 8:41 PM

quick! everyone, take a drink, before it evaporates and is lost to us forever!

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