Broken Water Main Damages Car, Showers Home

Workers shut off the water around 6:20 a.m. at the home on South 44th Street near Logan Avenue

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    The water main break caused damage to the street on South 44th Street near Logan Avenue on Monday. (Published Monday, Dec 9, 2013)

    A broken water main sent water shooting up against a home in Mountain View with a force so powerful it damaged a parked car.

    San Diego Public Utilities Department workers shut off the water around 6:20 a.m. at the home on South 44th Street near Logan Avenue.

    Water Main Break Damages Vehicle

    [DGO] Water Main Break Damages Vehicle
    The water main break caused damage to the street on South 44th Street near Logan Avenue on Monday. (Published Monday, Dec 9, 2013)

    Nearby residents said they were awakened just after 5 a.m. by the sound of the water hitting one of the homes on the street. The six-inch pipe burst sending water high into the air.

    The resident was inside and at one point opened the front door to investigate the sound only to be hit with gallons of water.

    Water Main Damages Vehicle

    [DGO] Water Main Damages Vehicle
    NBC 7's Steven Luke reports from the scene of a broken water main in Mountain View on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (Published Monday, Dec 9, 2013)

    The force of the water sent rocks from the broken pavement against a nearby parked Nissan Xterra cracking the rear window.

    Crews have shut off water service to nearby homes - approximately 22 residents -  and cordoned off the street to traffic as they begin repairs. 

    A public utility spokesperson said crews hope to have water service restored to the neighborhood by 1:30 p.m. Monday.