SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 102-year-old water main failed underneath an East Village roadway Wednesday for the second time in as many weeks, disrupting traffic in the busy downtown district while crews labored to make repairs.
The ruptured 16-inch cast iron underground pipeline began inundating the intersection of F and 14th streets shortly before 11 a.m., according to the San Diego Water Department. It took utility personnel about an hour to halt the overflow, which created a muddy, rocky mess, SDWD spokesman Arian Collins said.
The deluge forced the closure of F Street between 14th and 15th streets but caused no reported structural flooding and left no businesses, residences or other properties without water service.
Water officials said they expected repairs to be finished and traffic lanes reopened by about 11 p.m. Wednesday.
On Feb. 20, the same pipeline split apart just south of the site of Wednesday's break, leaving several buildings temporarily without water service and shutting down heavily traveled traffic lanes.
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