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Vehicle Hit Fire Hydrant at San Diego Airport Creating Huge Geyser

A rideshare driver hit a fire hydrant causing a huge geyser to erupt outside of Terminal 2 at San Diego Airport

A rideshare driver hit a fire hydrant outside of Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport on Saturday, causing water mains to be shut down and restaurants to close throughout the airport.

Officials also said they brought in emergency portable restrooms while the water was turned off.

Firefighters could not reach the valves to shut off the water because of the  geyser's force and the debris. At around 12:35 p.m., they were able to shut off the water.

The incident did not affect flights in and out of the airport, but officials had to  shut down the water which caused all concessions in both Terminal 1 and 2 to close for a short period of time. Concessions in both terminals re-opened around 2:10 p.m., according to San Diego Airport's Twitter. 

The Terminal 2 East entrance and the arrival lanes on West Harbor Drive were temporarily closed as the water geyser flooded the road.

As of 5:30 p.m., everything was operating normally.

No other information was available.

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