A water-filled sinkhole shut down traffic in Southcrest Tuesday afternoon, San Diego Police Department said.
The sinkhole opened up around 1 p.m. at the intersection of S. 38th and Z streets, SDPD said.
The city of San Diego has confirmed an 8-inch concrete water main burst at the sinkhole location. There were 55 customers without water service while crews work on repairs, as of 3:30 p.m.
The city estimated repairs would be completed and water service would be restored by 4 a.m. on Wednesday but city crews were still filling the hole at 5 a.m.
Two on-site water wagons were provided for residents in the meantime, the city said.
NBC 7 crews report the hole has also caused the curb along Acacia Grove Way and S. 38th Street to lift all the way down a hill toward Alpha Street.
Drivers in the area should note that Z Street is impacted between S. 37th and 39th streets, in addition to S. 38th Street between Newton Avenue and Alpha Street. Drivers should avoid the area for the next few hours, police said.
Cesar Chavez Elementary School pick-ups are impacted due to road closures.
The sinkhole is less than a mile east of the Interstate 5 and 15 intersection.
The city estimated repairs would be completed and water service would be restored by 4 a.m. on Wednesday but was restored by 10 a.m.