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Crews unable to shut off geyser near Lindbergh

Posted: 5:57 AM, Dec 17, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-17 14:50:25Z
SAN DIEGO – A 40-to-50 foot geyser was shooting into the air for more than two hours near Lindbergh Field early Thursday morning. 
 
The geyser began sometime before 4:30 a.m. due to a broken water pressure valve in the 2100 block of North Harbor Drive across from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector. 
 
San Diego police officers and San Diego Public Utilities workers responded and tried to cover the geyser with buckets and water covers, but were unsuccessful. The water was finally shut off a little after 6:30 a.m. 
 
Only one lane of Harbor Drive was blocked off, traffic was not seriously affected. 
 
The water flowed into a drain and did not flood the roadway. What caused the valve to break was not confirmed.