San Diego

Water Main Break Soaks Intersection North Park

San Diego Police responded to reports of a water main break in North Park Friday afternoon.

A water line appeared to be broken on 30th Street and North Park Way at about 5 p.m.

A car was trying to parallel park when it hit one of the valves and broke the tip, Brian Kelly, an employee at Overload, said.

"This is the second time this week, the other time it happened overnight and we dont know how long the water was shooting out before they came to shut it off," Kelly said. "And also a couple weeks ago, just three times this month easily."

The water gushed over the front door of Kelly's store for about 20 minutes before SDFD was able to shut it off. The store owner is concerned there could be water damage as water was seeping in through one of the walls.

Earlier this month NBC 7 reported on another water main break in North Park. It took crews more than a day to repair that line.

Public records pulled by NBC 7 in early September 2019 revealed the city of San Diego has paid out more than $1.5 million in damages caused by water main breaks.

San Diego Fire-Rescue also responded to the scene.

No other information was available.

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