San Diego

5-Foot Deep Sinkhole Forms After Water Main Break in Lomita

 A 5 foot by 10 foot sinkhole forming in Lomita, south of Lemon Grove, closed part of a local intersection.

San Diego Police (SDPD) officers said the sinkhole formed as a result of a water main break at the corner of Encinitas Avenue and Sunnyside Avenue in Lomita, south of Lemon Grove.

The 8-inch concrete main break was reported at 11:30 a.m. on the 700 block of Sunnyside Avenue, said Arian Collins with the water department. The intersection was closed for approximately an hour as water began to rise from under the pavement and the sinkhole grew.

Residents in the 700 and 800 blocks of Sunnyside Avenue do not have water. The break is expected to be repaired Wednesday night at 9 p.m. 

The water main was installed in 1953. 

Water officials were called to scene to help fix the break.

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