Pipe break leaves East County stores left without water, roadway closed

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A 14-inch water line break left an East County shopping center without water for most of Wednesday.

The break occurred at about 12 p.m. on Camino Canada near Los Coches Road off Interstate 8 in an unincorporated area of El Cajon, near the East County Square shopping center.

A Padre Water District spokesperson said about 34 retail stores in the center were without water. Water is not expected to be restored until about midnight, according to the spokesperson.

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Camino Canada will remain closed until workers fix the break. 

Officials say the break didn't create a sinkhole but the water runoff did lift the roadway a bit.

Workers were digging down to the point the water line broke to repair it, though it's not known why the line ruptured, the spokesperson said.

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