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Service restored after water main break in downtown San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Water service has been restored to two hotels and Seaport Village after a construction crew ruptured a water main Wednesday.

A crew cut a 12-inch-pipe around noon Wednesday flooding the area in the 300 block of West Harbor Drive at a construction site between the Marriott and Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Water was restored to all locations Wednesday night. A spokesman said the construction company will be responsible for reimbursing the city for any costs.

This is the latest update. The original story is below.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A water main break in the Marina area closed part of a bayside main drag Wednesday and left two high-rise hotels and part of a tourist-attraction mall without functional taps and toilets for hours.

A private digging crew working on an expansion project at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in the 300 block of West Harbor Drive accidentally severed a 12-inch-diameter PVC pipeline about noon, said Arian Collins, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Department.

The ruptured main flooded the southbound side of the adjacent street until municipal personnel could halt the overflow and left the Marriott, the Manchester Grand Hyatt to the north and nearby Seaport Village shopping center without water service through the afternoon.

All three sites were back online by 5 p.m., though water pressure at the Hyatt was low and was expected to remain that way into the late evening, Collins said.

The construction company will be responsible for reimbursing the city for the costs of the mishap, the spokesman told news crews.

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