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Water main break fixed on N. Harbor Drive

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A water main break near Lindbergh Field that left behind a giant sinkhole and created traffic headaches for motorists was repaired Wednesday and North Harbor Drive was re-opened before noon.

The sinkhole was located on N. Harbor Drive between Nimitz Boulevard and Laning Road.

A water main break, made out of an old cast iron pipe, created a huge sinkhole Tuesday around 6:00 p.m. The intersection quickly flooded, prompting police to shut down the eastbound lanes between Nimitz Boulevard and Laning Road. Corrosion caused the 70-year-old pipe to break, but because the break happened at the end of the pipeline, crews were able to isolate it and no one lost water.

The Public Utilities Department says it plans to have all 80 miles of old cast iron pipes in the city replaced by 2017.

This sinkhole affected many holiday travelers, morning commuters and anyone trying to get to the airport or downtown especially from the peninsula.

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