Water Floods Streets, Businesses in Midway

By Sarah Grieco and Lea Sutton
|  Friday, Nov 2, 2012  |  Updated 9:59 PM PDT
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A water main break in Midway affected five businesses and traffic on Friday. Lea Sutton reports.

A water main break in Midway affected five businesses and traffic on Friday. Lea Sutton reports.

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Water Main Breaks in Midway

A water main break in Midway resulted in flooded streets and businesses. Megan Tevrizian reports.
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A water main broke in Midway on Friday morning, according to officials.

Around 11 a.m. water was seen flooding the 3100 Kurtz St. in Midway, resulting in a small geyser from the source of the break.

People from several surrounding businesses have called saying that there is flooding. Two adult entertainment venues in the area have between 1 to 3 feet of water inside their business.

Water was flowing at about 1,000 gallons per minute, according to fire officials.

Officials have responded to the scene and are working to fix the problem.

Five businesses were affected by the flooding, but most of them were able to obtain sand bags, said officials with the water department.

The cause of the burst was a pipe connector, according to officials City of San Diego Water Operations said they've been replacing old pipe connectors in this area and believe that the pipe connector here was either faulty or incorrectly installed.

Water in the area was shut off and restoration time will likely be around midnight.

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