San Ysidro Sinkhole Causes Accident, Traffic Jam

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    Steven Luke

    A sinkhole caused a motorcycle accident and a traffic back-up Monday in San Ysidro.

    The ordeal started around 4 p.m on San Ysidro Boulevard and Cottonwood Road. The motorcycle rider hit the sinkhole and flew off his bike, according to officials. Officials say, the man complained about back pain, but wasn’t seriously injured.

    Crews Repair San Ysidro Sinkhole

    [DGO] Crews Repair San Ysidro Sinkhole
    Repairs continue after a large sinkhole sent water shooting into the air in San Ysidro on West San Ysidro Boulevard and Cottonwood Road. NBC 7's Monica Dean updates the story in our 5 a.m. hour. (Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013)

    The sinkhole grew bigger, shooting more and more water into the street. Police had to block off the area to traffic.

    It took crews more than three hours to turn off the water. Officials say, the sinkhole was caused when a 12-inch pipe valve burst.

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