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Man rescued after driving into deep water amid North Park water main break

Posted at 7:10 AM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 12:25:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A water main break flooded streets and cars in North Park Sunday morning.

According to authorities, the break happened near University and Polk Avenue around 4 a.m.

The water flowed down to Florida Drive and Pershing Drive where a driver got stuck in rising water, according to police.

Police say the man is a doctor who was heading to work at the nearby Navy Medical Center and didn’t know how deep the water was. Crews on scene were able to get the man out of his car. He was uninjured.

Crews were forced to shut down eight different valves to get the flow of water to stop. No homes or businesses were injured.