Sinkhole Temporarily Closes Parts of Trolley Service Downtown

A sinkhole in Downtown San Diego has temporarily shut down some trolley service in the area, officials said. 

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon near 4th Avenue and C Street after a water main break. As of 7 a.m., the leak has been repaired but the track must be fixed and the street needs to be repaved.

The Blue and Orange Lines downtown will be disrupted as crews work to repair the damage, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) said. The closure is expected to last past noon on Thursday. 

Those taking the Blue and Orange Lines Wednesday should expect a 15 to 20 minute delay for any trips heading to or going through downtown. A shuttle train is operating between American Plaza and Civic Center. 

The Orange Line will end at the Civic Center Station. The Blue Line will end at the Fifth Avenue station. Those looking to transfer to or from the Green Line can make the change at 12th and Imperial Transit Center. 

MTS said they hope to restore service by noon.

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