Water Main Break Floods Streets in North Park

By Sarah Grieco, Christina London and Nicole Gonzales
|  Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 9:54 AM PDT
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Water Floods North Park Neighborhood

Nicole Gonzales

Water was flowing south toward the Balboa Park.

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Water Floods North Park Neighborhood

The pipe broke near the intersection of Florida Court and Georgia Street at around 5 p.m causing flooding and an interruption in water service for the neighborhood. NBC 7's Mark Mullen has this update from the News at 11.
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Water service has been restored to people affected when a water pipe broke and flooding streets in North Park Monday. 

The break happened around 5 p.m. Water poured down Georgia Street and Florida Court near Balboa Park.

North Park resident TJ Linnard described it as a geyser shooting 20 feet in the air.

“We just didn’t believe it was happening,” Linnard said. “Walked over here and saw the ground crack.”

City water crews turned off the water before 6 p.m. The road was badly damaged, and several apartments flooded.

Water officials said the 50-year-old pipe was removed and replaced. Service was restored and Georgia Street was reopened by 2 a.m.

A section of Florida Court was still closed because of street repairs.


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