"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.

    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.

    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.