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A geyser on Middlefield Road

A geyser sprang up like Old Faithful on Middlefield Road this afternoon around 3 p.m., the result of a rental car hitting a fire hydrant.

Police said the water was shut off by 3:47 p.m. and there were no injuries or evidence the driver was intoxicated. But it looks like the driver may have to cough up some dough to a rental car agency if he didn't play it safe and pay extra for the insurance.

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Posted by Water You Doing?
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 30, 2014 at 10:41 am

Maybe he just wanted to cool off.


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Posted by Eruption
a resident of Bailey Park
on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Actually, a broken water pipe and a geyser are totally different. If a geyser had actually "Sprung up", it would have been the result of volcanic activity
and would been quite a story indeed. This is a broken water pipe.


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Posted by Probably74
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm

"Water You Doing?," that's hysterical! Thanks for the laugh.


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Posted by Water You Doing?
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 30, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Eruption, thanks for the geology lesson. I've only taken two semesters of college, but my theory is that the author of the article was exercising a literary term known as an "expression".


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Posted by Geez
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Eruption - get a life. And a sense of humor. How boring life with you must be.


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Posted by The reportage should have been better
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Why is the fact that it was a rental car important? A personally owned vehicle would need the same sort of repair.

Where on Middlefield did it happen?


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Posted by Rossta
a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Rossta is a registered user.

The photo shows Sierra Vista as the cross street.


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Posted by Eruption
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 1, 2014 at 5:53 am

@Geez: I like your post. It shows that no matter how much a post may make it seem that the author needs to "Get a life", there is always someone who needs to do that just a little more...the responder to the post. They still have some life @ Walmart if you are on a budget. Glad I could educate you about geysers and what they actually are. Enjoy your full life after you pick it up, its great! :)


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