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Water main break floods businesses in Rosecrans area

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A water line ruptured and flooded a busy Midway-area commercial district Friday.

The broken 8-inch-diameter plastic connector pipe underneath Riley Street, near Camino del Rio West, began inundating traffic lanes, sidewalks and businesses just south of Interstate 8 about 11 a.m., according to the San Diego Water Department.

At least two commercial spaces -- housing a muffler shop and a nude-entertainment club -- wound up flooded, SDWD spokesman Arian Collins said.

Repair personnel were able to halt the overflow about noon, he said.

Several businesses along nearby Kurtz Street were without water service until 1 p.m., according to Collins. About a half-dozen others on Riley Street were expected to remain off-line through the afternoon. The city sent in a "water wagon" for the affected workers.

The mishap forced the closure of Riley Street from Camino del Rio West to Kurtz Street, along with two blocks of the latter roadway.

Crews expected to have water service fully restored to the area and all affected roadways reopened by 9 p.m., Collins said.

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