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Sinkhole forms in East San Diego County street after water main break

Posted at 5:09 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 08:09:02-04

LAKESIDE, Calif (KGTV) - Numerous homes in a neighborhood near Lakeside were left without water service after a water main broke and caused a sinkhole to form in the street.

Padre Dam Municipal Water District officials said a 16-inch water main broke for unknown reasons just before 7 p.m. on Cordial Road, near Ridge Hill Road.

The ruptured main sent water and mud into the air and onto the roadway, causing a section of the street to cave in and form a sinkhole.

Due to the main break and subsequent repair effort, water service was turned off for a large number of customers in the immediate area.

10News learned service was restored for affected customers early Friday morning.

Repairs are expected to continue throughout Friday morning.