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Crews work to repair large sinkhole in San Diego's Southcrest neighborhood

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 08:47:44-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Several streets were closed in San Diego’s Southcrest neighborhood Tuesday afternoon after a sinkhole opened up in the middle of the road.

San Diego Police posted video of the sinkhole around 1 p.m. The incident was reported at the intersection of South 38th Street and Z Street.

According to the city, the sinkhole -- described as roughly the size of a large SUV -- was caused by an eight-inch concrete water main that broke in the area.

City crews worked through the night to replace the pipe and fill the hole, but Z Street between South 37th Street and South 39th Street, as well as South 38th Street between Newton and Alpha, remain closed as of Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, due to the repair efforts, crews had to turn off water in the area, leaving about 55 customers without service as of Wednesday morning. Potable water tanks were brought out to help those without service.