Water Main Break Damages La Mesa Road

Crews say it could be up to 6 hours before break is repaired

By Brandi Powell and R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:03 AM PDT
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Parts of Butte Street lifted seven to eight inches after a water main break Tuesday. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

Parts of Butte Street lifted seven to eight inches after a water main break Tuesday. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

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A La Mesa road was damaged early Tuesday by a water main break.

Residents called La Mesa police around 1 a.m. when water flooded the 8500-block of Butte Street. The area is located east of Spring Street and south of La Mesa Boulevard.

A six-inch cast iron pipe placed in 1945 broke according to a spokesperson from the Helix Water Department.

The rush of water resembled a river according to those officers who were first on the scene.

Parts of the road are lifted seven to eight inches and displaced rocks have piled up in some areas.

Water crews were working to fix the break and restore service. The effort could take four to six hours.

Approximately four dozen customers were without power according to Helix Water.

Check back for an update on this developing story.
 

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