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Gallons of water spill after pipe valve breaks

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 20:49:34-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- The city of San Diego is looking into why it took two hours to shut off a broken water valve. 

The 10News Breaking Newstracker was there when a Harbor Police officer called in the leak, but it wasn't until two hours later when a city contractor showed up to shut it off. 

Students from High Tech High School told 10News their school was on a field trip and one of their classmates tried to jump over the cage shielding the valve and knocked it over. The students said the teen was sent to the school's office for the remainder of the day. 

10News reached out to the city asking why it took so long to shut it off. They said they would forward our questions to their water crews. 

High Tech High School could not be reached for comment.