SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A city work crew accidentally broke a natural-gas line while digging in a Scripps Ranch neighborhood Tuesday, forcing precautionary evacuations of about 15 people from nearby residences and a business.
The non-injury accident in the 9700 block of Appaloosa Road was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Emergency crews cleared about a dozen people out of four condominiums in the area and evacuated three workers from a business near the spot where the ruptured 2-inch-diameter pipe was spewing methane fumes into the air, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.
San Diego Gas & Electric personnel were called in to repair the line.
Walkers participating in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego - including News 8’s own Barbara-Lee Edwards - will finish their 60-mile journey on Sunday.
Tensions remained high in Tijuana and at the U.S.- Mexico border Sunday, where thousands of members of a migrant caravan began arriving in the past week planning to seek asylum in the United States.
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Tuesday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
Temperatures take a cooling trend into early next week, with only a slight increase on Sunday disrupting the trend.
Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.
Residents of Malibu who were forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire have begun returning to their homes while others received notice they could return by Monday, as the estimated date for full containment of the fire was moved back to Thursday.
Some residents of Malibu forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire returned to their homes Saturday while others received notice they could return Sunday and Monday, as firefighters battled for control of the huge blaze for a 10th day.
A power outage in central San Diego affecting over 2,200 homes in University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge, and West State College was reported early Saturday morning just after 7:00 a.m.