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Muni Wires Fall On San Francisco's Market Street

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- At least three people were injured when overhead wires fell onto Market Street in San Francisco during Monday afternoon's commute.

The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. along Market Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

Three people were treated at the scene for injuries and taken away by ambulance. According to authorities, two people were treated at the hospital and released. As of Monday evening, a third person was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The lines also hit at least two cars.

Market Street was closed at Fifth Street for more than three hours as workers made repairs. Power to the overhead lines was also shut off in the area. The road reopened to traffic around 7:30 p.m.

Muni officials said bus service through the area was rerouted during the closure. The overhead wire outage did not affect Muni Metro subway service or BART service.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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