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Water hydrant break swallows traffic signal, flooding Midway District road

Posted at 4:16 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 02:21:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A water hydrant break Friday flooded a stretch of Midway District road and swallowed a traffic signal.

The break was reported on Midway Drive between Sports Arena Boulevard and Kemper Street, according to San Diego police. The stretch of road was closed fdue to flooding.

There was no estimated time of restoration.

The flooding in the area was so severe, a traffic signal sunk about halfway into the ground.

San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were able to shut the water off shortly before 5:30 p.m.