A suspected water main break buckled the pavement on Glorietta Boulevard Monday, drawing Orinda police who put in a call to the East Bay Municipal Utilities District and then closed the road.
Glorietta, heavily trafficked and a major thoroughfare for Orindans, was closed between Martha and Overhill road. Parents, police and school officials watched the water level for signs of encroachment on nearby Glorietta Elementary, but those fears appeared not to be realized.
It remains to be seen how the transit corridor, already impacted by the closure of Rheem Boulevard at Moraga Road after a sinkhole collapse there, will be affected.
EBMUD crews have not yet arrived on the scene and there is no estimated time for the roadway to be reopened. (9:21 a.m.).