Northbound lanes of Texas Street, north of Madison Avenue, were shut down around 1:15 p.m., Detective Gary Hassen said.
The lanes were expected to open by 7 p.m., according to Arian Collins of the city's water department, who said a leak in the service line started the problem.
Water service was also shut down to three apartment complexes and at least two businesses in the area until about 5:30 p.m., he said.
Texas Street is the only surface street that carries traffic out of North Park, University Heights and Normal Heights down the hill into Mission Valley and Interstate 8.
The green light was given Tuesday to a South Bay redevelopment project that has been in the works for years.
An 11-year-old girl broke free from a would-be kidnapper Tuesday in Jamul, suffering a minor injury to an arm.
People from both sides of the gun debate spoke out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday awarded $326,776 in grants to groups that will manage and monitor waste, including sewage spills, along the U.S.-Mexico border.
An Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging the victim to a fight, then posted sounds of the victim crying during the attack on a social media site, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.
In an effort to crackdown on bike thefts throughout the city, San Diego police are expanding their Bait Bike Program.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with laying off 38 full-time Animal Services employees as part of a plan to shrink the department.
A local fifth grade teacher accused of distributing child pornography made another appearance in federal court Tuesday.