New sinkhole opens up in Miramar

Posted at 6:03 AM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 11:07:56-04
MIRAMAR, Calif. -- A small sinkhole opened up in the same area of Miramar Wednesday morning where a water main break forced several businesses to close last week. 
The sinkhole was discovered before 5 a.m. on Miramar Road, near Distribution Avenue. It was only blocking the left turn lane from Miramar Road to Distribution Avenue. No other lanes were closed as of 6 a.m. 
San Diego Public Utilities Department crews were on scene. 
On the afternoon of Sept. 1, a 16-inch-diameter concrete pipeline ruptured and began flooding the roadway in the 7000 block of Miramar Road. The problem forced lane closures in the heavily traveled area and left four blocks without water service. Many businesses were forced to shut down for the day. 
Water service was not restored until the following morning, Sept. 2. Miramar Road was also closed into that morning to repair the buckled road. 
There was no word on whether the latest sinkhole was caused by last week’s main break.