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Water back on after hydrant gushes for 4 hours

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PACIFIC BEACH (CBS 8) - It took four hours for crews to finally shut off a gushing geyser caused by a broken hydrant, sheared off when it was hit by a car.

It happened just after 4:00p.m. on Garnet Avenue near Bond Street in Pacific Beach.

No underground pipes were destroyed, but the 40-foot geyser caused some headaches for drivers. Traffic was backed up in all directions during rush hour who were trying to get off Interstate-5 on Garnet Ave.

Water crews spent some time trying to figure out which area valve would shut off the main water pipe. Workers were still replacing the fire hydrant until after 11:00p.m. Water service was turned back on to local homes and businesses by that time as well.

The driver whose car sheared off the hydrant stayed at the scene, so there will not be any hit and run charges.


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