A 12-inch, concrete water main broke Thursday afternoon in Miramar, causing flooding in the street and road closures.
At about 1:45 p.m. the San Diego Police Department received a call about flooding in the street by the 7000 block of Miramar Road near Production Avenue. The first couple lanes are shut down in both directions.
This has left customers without access to water service in the 6900 through the 7200 blocks of Miramar Road, many of which are restaurants.
Vu Nguyen manages Facchini's had been open for just one month.
“I have the water off so we have to close,” Nguyen said.
Supernatural Sandwiches lost its water while customers were in the dining room and waiting in line.
“People are getting off of work and hanging out here to avoid traffic unwind catch an early dinner so it is huge. We lost out today," said the restaurant's co-owner Craig Jimenez.
“What can you do? Nothing you can do about it,” Nguyen said.
There are two possible pipes that may be related to the main break, according to the San Diego Water Department. Officials say they can't shut the water off until they determine which pipe is broken.
All of the westbound lanes on Miramar Road have been closed while crews work on repairs, said an SDPD official.
Officials said repairs are expected to be completed by 5 a.m. Friday morning.