Cabrillo National Monument reopened after leak

Posted at 4:47 PM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 19:47:43-05

The Cabrillo National Monument on Pt. Loma was reopened Saturday afternoon following a water leak that forced the closure of the main gate for several hours, according to the U.S. National Park Service.

A water main broke outside the gate at 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr. on city of San Diego Property, blocking access to the park for about five hours, according to U.S. Park Ranger Bonnie Phillips.

Visitors who had already made it into the park were not allowed to leave for about an hour until the road was deemed safe. But visitors wanting access to the park were kept out until late this afternoon. The southbound bike lane into the park remained closed due to digging by crews attempting to find the leak, Phillips said.

Visitors also were asked to be mindful of upcoming traffic delays while repairs were being made.

The Cabrillo National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.