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.
An unlicensed and uninsured motorist, who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken- down car in Ocean Beach, was sentenced to a year in local custody.
Cal-Fire is reporting a half acre vegetation fire in Witch Creek. The fire has been dubbed the Cinnamon Fire and Cal-Fire says there is potential for it to spread.
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A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
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A 31-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Vista street, authorities said Friday.
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After a heated debate, the Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday voted against a Beacon's Beach access staircase design.