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Water spews inside UC Berkeley construction site

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CHLOE HUNT | SENIOR STAFF

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AUGUST 12, 2014

Water spewed for about 10 minutes Tuesday afternoon in a construction zone on the southern edge of campus.

A small tractor bumped into the fire hydrant, causing water to burst, according to construction workers at the scene. The East Bay Municipal Utility District shut off the water flow shortly after the burst. One lane of Bancroft Way was blocked off for a period of time.

California is facing one of the harshest droughts on record. On July 29, a water main break flooded UCLA’s campus with approximately 20 million gallons of water, according to the Daily Bruin.

Staff writer Nico Correia contributed to this report.

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AUGUST 12, 2014