The water was finally shut off after a line broke at Marlborough Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. sending water pouring down the street.
Crews with the City of San Diego water department were unable to stop the water for more than an hour because they had to shut down a larger main line first.
The break did not affect any homes and the cause of the problem isn’t yet known.
The water was shut off around 10 a.m.
Ed. Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the pipe was managed by the County Water Authority. We have corrected the article and regret the error.