Ruptured pipe closes Balboa Ave. in Mission Bay

Posted at 8:13 AM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 11:52:18-05
SAN DIEGO -- A water main break in the Mission Bay neighborhood prompted authorities to close westbound Balboa Avenue in the area Friday morning.
The ruptured 16-inch pipe on Balboa Avenue alongside Interstate 5 broke at 1 a.m. Water was shut off at 2:30 a.m., however, it did not leave anyone in the area without running water.
The westbound lanes of Balboa Avenue were closed, according to city Public Utilities Department spokesman Arian Collins. Traffic was diverted onto Morena Boulevard and drivers could access the freeway via  Clairemont Drive.
After making repairs, crews will have to repave the street before reopening it. Westbound Balboa Avenue was expected to be reopened sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Coincidentally, the pipe was scheduled to be replaced Monday, Collins told 10News.