Broken water main floods National City street

Posted at 6:39 AM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 13:19:01-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - A water main break Thursday morning caused flooding on a National City street and prompted a road closure.

Sweetwater Authority officials said a 12-inch PVC line broke for unknown reasons just after 6 a.m. on Coolidge Avenue at 16th Street.

Officials said the line was installed in 1997.

The break caused water to flood the street, and officials blocked off the intersection for crews to shut off the water and make repairs.

Officials said 60 homes and businesses were without service until 9:30 a.m.

Crews will likely be conducting repair work into early Friday morning, Sweetwater Authority officials said.

Drivers were urged to find alternative routes due to the closure of Coolidge Avenue and 16th Street.