Saturday, February 21, 2015

Traffic Disaster at Franklin and Grove

Shortly after noon today, a water main busted at the intersection of Franklin and Grove Streets, which started a flood in the area.

To fix the problem, city workers had to create a huge sinkhole in the middle of the busy intersection, which screwed up traffic on Franklin and Grove and Van Ness and Gough and every other major artery nearby for the rest of the day.

Meanwhile, at Davies Symphony Hall on one of the intersection's corners, a giant gold Buddha which had greeted guests at the annual Chinese New Years Concert matinee, was ready to be taken away by a different set of workers...

...but they graciously took photos of these two characters before hauling Him away.

San Francisco, and this neighborhood in particular, is becoming more surreal every day. If you're thinking of driving anywhere near the Civic Center for the next 24 hours, my advice is to pick another route or take public transportation.

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