Loma Portal- A broken fire hydrant shooting off a 75 foot high stream of water flooded the heavily traveled intersection of Midway Dr. and Rosecrans Blvd. Tuesday morning.
Around 3am, officers say a tractor trailer clipped the fire hydrant, knocking it over.
For three hours water forcefully spewed as crews had difficulty accessing the shut-off valve.
One to two feet of water covered the eastern portion of Midway Dr. The Casual Male XL store, located only feet from the hydrant, took the brunt of the force. Its unclear if the water infiltrated the store.
A specialist from the City of San Diego Water Dept. was called in to turn off the valve. It was shut off around 6:30am.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain around San Diego County this week, potentially heavy rain on Thursday. People in unincorporated areas can get free sandbags at numerous locations to help them protect their homes, properties and communities.
Rain showers are expected to reach San Diego County Thursday, but the brunt of a big storm impacting much of Southern California will miss San Diego County and instead hit north of here.
Two more schools face threats Thursday morning in Vista and city leaders are taking new action to stop them.
The debate over dockless bikes rolled into Pacific Beach as the Town Council held a panel Wednesday night with bike and scooter sharing companies: Bird, LimeBike, ofo and Mobike.
Tieray Jones walked out of jail a free man Wednesday night just hours after a judge decided to not re-try him in the death of his stepson nearly 16-years ago.
DMV officers were out Wednesday, looking for people abusing the system. One woman was in tears as she was caught using a handicap placard issued to her adult son - who wasn't with her on the shopping trip.
A Serra High School freshman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
News 8's investigation into high water bills across the city of San Diego continues. Months after we received our first complaint, viewers are still emailing us about the problem.