Sinkhole reported on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley area
Jermaine Ong , Mark Saunders
12:31 PM, Sep 14, 2017
4:54 AM, Sep 15, 2017
UPDATE (5:42 p.m.): Two lanes of traffic were reopened on eastbound Interstate 8. Officials have yet to give an estimated time of completion.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A sinkhole reported on Interstate 8 in the Mission Valley area prompted authorities to shut down the eastbound side of the freeway - one of five water main breaks that made a mess of the area Thursday.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a water main break was reported shortly after 12 p.m. on the eastbound No. 4 lane of I-8, near Hotel Circle.
The main break caused a sinkhole to form in the lane, the CHP reported. Officials shut down eastbound traffic while crews worked to get a handle on the break.
Traffic was being diverted onto Hotel Circle and back on eastbound I-8 after the break.
The southbound and northbound connectors from I-5, and the Nimitz Blvd., Mission Bay Dr., and Sports Arena Blvd. on-ramps to EB I-8 were closed following the break.