"Out of Control" Sprinkler Causes Mudslide

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    A sprinkler malfunction caused a muddy mess in Kearny Mesa early Wednesday.

    A pile of mud and ice plant slid down the hillside along Murphy Canyon Road near Balboa Avenue.

    Sprinkler Causes Mudslide in Kearny Mesa

    [DGO] Sprinkler Causes Mudslide in Kearny Mesa
    An over-active sprinkler flooded a hillside and resulted in a minor mudslide along Murphy Canyon Road early Wednesday. This is video shot at the scene. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013)

    City workers arrived after 6:30 a.m. to assess the situation. They were planning to bring a truck in to help clean up the mud and get the road conditions back to normal.

    Murphy Canyon Road was not closed because of the mudslide, officials said.