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Water main break creates big mess in Mountain View

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A water line broke Wednesday morning in a hilly neighborhood on the border of San Diego and Mountain View, flooding several nearby homes and opening a large sink hole that partially swallowed a pickup truck.

The 12-inch pipe ruptured near the top of a hill in the 4500 block of Delta Street, just west of Interstate 805.

Crews were able to shut the water off around 7 a.m., which happened to be about an hour after the initial pipe burst.

The massive sinkhole is possibly the result of a water main break that happened near this same spot just a week ago.

One resident walked outside and saw the hood of his truck under several feet of water.

CBS News 8 spoke with the owner, Cesar Nunez, who surprisingly enough had a good attitude about it.

“I come out and see my truck in the big hole. I was like, 'are you serious?' But, I’m safe and my family is safe, so nothing happened. I love it, but it’s just a car," Nunez said.

Several nearby residents say they suffered major damage due to the flooding. There are about 30 customers in the area currently without water.

The city has provided a water wagon for those who need it and is hoping to have the water back on by 7 p.m.

Authorities will be looking into whether or not the pipe needs to be replaced.

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