Downtown Flooding Causes Slow Commute

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Sep 3, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 AM PDT
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A water main break near the downtown jail shut down Front and West B. Street Friday morning.

A water main break near the downtown jail shut down Front and West B. Street Friday morning.

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A pipe break in the middle of downtown San Diego has caused some minor headaches for morning commuters Friday.

The pipe broke overnight, sending water gushing into the streets just outside the downtown jail. Officers are walking suspects into the jail because of the flooding.

Front Street is closed between B and C Streets. There are signs and cones up to direct traffic.

The city's water department said the flooding was caused by a break in a 10-inch water pipe. Crews do not have an estimate of how many gallons of water spilled.
 

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