Water Main Break Floods Poway Street

Residents of a neighborhood in Poway woke Friday to what some though was a flash flood outside their front doors.  It turned out that a break in the road had sent thosuands of gallons if water down the street.

The break happened on Thursday at about 6 p.m. on Twin Peaks Road.  The gushing water created a 10-foot wide sink hole where the pipe burst.

"It was just moving so quickly,"said Poway resident Anita Frank. "A couple of cars hit it and went in, but they didn't fall all the way into it because they were coming too fast and bounced out of it,"said Frank.

The water continued to flood Budwin Lane, which intersects with Twin Peaks Road, for more than half an hour.

Crews finally shut off the water at about 6:40 p.m.

A thick layer of mud covered the street which was repaved the day before.

Workers were hoping to have the water turned on and road reopened by early Friday morning.

Some residents blamed the break on all the construction work that's been going on in the past few months, including the repaving of the road, which happened Wednesday.

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