SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Repair efforts on a broken water main Monday morning shut down a residential street south of San Diego State University's campus in the College West neighborhood, police said.

Water began gushing from the broken pipe around 5:30 near the 4700 block of 54th Street between Collier Avenue and New Mills Road, according to police. It happened in a neighborhood just south of Montezuma Road between Collwood Boulevard and College Avenue.

A SigAlert was issued at 6 a.m. shutting down 54th Street between Collier Avenue and New Mills.

According to Supervising PIO Arian Collins, a 12-inch diameter water main broke and the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department crews are working on repairs.

Currently 34 customers are without water service. It is estimated that repairs will be completed and water service restored by 6 p.m.

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