Traffic backs up in Pismo Beach as busted fire hydrant shoots plume of water into the sky

Pismo Beach Police Department

Traffic is congested on Shell Beach road for “a busted fire hydrant,” Pismo Beach Police Department said in a post to social media.

The department posted a photo showing a towering plume of water erupting from the hydrant.

The traffic congestion stretches from Placentia to Boeker.

The agency suggested drivers proceed with caution or take an alternate route.