SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A shelter in place due to glass falling off a San Francisco high rise at 555 California Street between Montgomery Street and Spring Street has been lifted according the San Francisco Fire Department. Earlier, people were being asked to avoid the area, expect traffic delays and consider alternate routes.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Two windows have been shattered due to high winds and several blocks are closed for the public’s safety. Businesses in the area were told to shelter in place.
The four blocks surrounding the building were shut down for multiple hours, right as people were getting off work. This resulted in a huge traffic jam right in the heart of the financial district.
Two windows are damaged, one is completely broken, according to the SF Fire Department. the other one is cracked. Both impacted windows are on the building’s 43rd floor. Crews are working to secure the hazard. Four surrounding blocks were evacuated for cars and pedestrians.
People who sheltered in place can be escorted out of the impacted area with public safety escorts, according to the latest update from SFFD.