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Streets Flooded in Normal Heights

Homes and garages in Normal Heights were flooded Monday by what San Diego police describe as a possible water main break.

Crews with the San Diego City Public Utilities said a water main broke in an alley just off of Hawley Boulevard at Adams Avenue, sending water into the street. 

San Diego police were called to the area at 4 a.m. after reports of a large amount of water coming up from the ground in multiple spots.

Nearby garages and units were flooded, police said.

Resident Chris Chapman awoke around 4 a.m. to voices and other noise in the alley near her home. 

“I walk out into the yard to let the dogs out and I’m like, ‘The street is flooded,’” Chapman said.

Her backyard was filled with water up to her ankles. 

She said the water main has broken before.

“This street floods even when we have the heavy rainstorms,” she added. “This always gets flooded.” 

City officials said several customers were without water service. Repairs were expected to take most of the day. 

No injuries have been reported.

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