Water Main Break Shuts Down Traffic in Hillcrest - NBC 7 San Diego

Water Main Break Shuts Down Traffic in Hillcrest



    Water Main Break Floods Hillcrest Streets

    NBC 7's Alex Presha spoke with a teenager who recorded video of the gushing water on his cell phone. (Published Friday, Nov. 23, 2018)

    Water rushed down the streets of an area in Hillcrest Friday morning, leading police to shut down traffic.

    A water main break was reported at around 7:45 a.m. at 3rd and Pennsylvania avenues. The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said water was leaking through the pavement and quickly moving down the street.

    Officers blocked off the area at 3rd, Pennsylvania and Robinson avenues and water crews were called to the scene to help control the water. The pipe was about 8 inches in diameter and was believed to have failed due to corrosion

    There was no report of damage. The water main is located in a residential area away from businesses, so that part of the neighborhood was not impacted.

    About 50 residents were left without water and were expecting to have it restored at around 6 p.m.

    Teenager Aaron Cramp recorded some of the street flooding on his cell phone. He said he didn't realize he was out of water until he poured a bowl of oatmeal.

    In the meantime, Cramp's family was able to buy water at a nearby grocery store.

    No other information was available.

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