San Ysidro Sinkhole Causes Accident, Traffic Jam

By Sarah Grieco, Steven Luke and Christina London
|  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013  |  Updated 8:42 AM PDT
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Crews Repair San Ysidro Sinkhole

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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.
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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.

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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