Driver plows into hydrant, causes geyser

Water shut off around 3 a.m.

SAN DIEGO - A cleanup was underway early Friday after a driver plowed into a fire hydrant, causing water to shoot up 100 feet.

The crash took place at around 2:45 a.m. in University Heights near the intersection of Alabama Street and El Cajon Boulevard.

Firefighters were able to shut off the water around 3 a.m. The crew had to fight the gushing water with their own water from a hose in order to reach a valve.

The driver did not stop at the scene of the crash.

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