Water main break causes flooding, creates sinkhole near Old Town

SAN DIEGO - A 10-inch cast iron water main broke in San Diego's Midtown neighborhood early Tuesday, causing a sinkhole and leaving 10 homes without water service.

A resident reported water gushing down the street and a sinkhole forming at 2:22 a.m. at the intersection of Hawk Street and Upas Street.

One police patrol car got stuck on the street, as water gushed down. Police brought in a tow truck to get pull the car out, which sank about six inches.

Crews shut off the water at about 4:15 a.m.

No evacuations were issued and there have been no reports of damage.

Police told 10News the area has been under construction, but crews were not working there overnight.

Water service was expected to be restored by 3:30 p.m., he said.
 

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