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East Village water main break causes road closures, floods nearby buildings

East Village water main break
East Village water main break
East village water main break
Posted at 6:42 PM, Nov 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 02:15:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A water main break led to the flooding of some East Village streets Sunday evening, causing several road closures, according to San Diego police.

The water line broke at around 3:30 p.m. on 11th and A Street, near the on-ramp of Interstate 5 north and 163 North, SDPD said.

"Crews from the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department are currently working on repairs to two water main breaks in the downtown area," said a city spokesperson.

The first reported water main break is located at 11th Avenue and A Street, and the other is on the ramp from SR-163 to Fourth Avenue.

The cause of the break was not immediately known, but the rushing water flooded a Shell gas station parking lot and seeped into the first floor of a high rise on A Street.

According to San Diego police, 9th, 10th, and 11th Ave. is closed from A Street to B Street.

Crews with the City of San Diego Public Utilities have shut off the main and are preparing to work on repairs.

It's unclear how many buildings are impacted by the rupture. Water wagons for residents or businesses to receive water are located at 11th Avenue and B Street and at Ash and 10th Avenue.

There currently is no estimated time on when the repairs will be complete.

Authorities urge the public to avoid the area if possible while work continues.

This is a developing story check back for updates.