"Out of Control" Sprinkler Causes Mudslide

By Elena Gomez and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:33 AM PDT
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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.

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.

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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.

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.
 

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