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Water pipe bursts on Escondido Road


A water pipe broke outside Arrillaga Family Dining Commons on Escondido Road at around 10 p.m. on Monday night. The incident produced a stream of water that flowed down the north side of the road.

The cause of the break was likely a broken irrigation line, a Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) officer told The Daily. The break was reported to the Department around 9:30 p.m. Around 10 p.m., he said a technician was en route, and that the water would likely be shut off while the break was addressed.

The incident follows a water main break early January that brought about the closure of the Campus Drive West/Santa Teresa Street roundabout, and a water main break in early December that resulted in flooding of Kairos and Phi Kappa Psi.

SUDPS spokesperson Bill Larson said he does not have any information on the incident as of late Monday evening.

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