Truck becomes stuck in sinkhole that forms on National City street; water floods nearby homes

Posted at 5:51 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 21:07:05-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - A large sinkhole formed on a National City street Wednesday morning, swallowing up a pickup truck and sending water gushing into nearby homes.

The incident was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of Delta Street, near Scott Drive.

The cause of the sinkhole is unknown, but authorities worked to help residents from homes immediately affected by the gushing water.

10News learned about 4 inches of water had entered one resident's home.

The truck struck in the sinkhole is believed to be empty.

Authorities have closed the entire 4500 block of Delta Street due to the repair efforts.

Water service to the area was turned off shortly after 7 a.m.

Team 10 compared the number of water main breaks from 2016 and 2017. From January 1 to September 26, 2016, the city of San Diego recorded 58 water main breaks. Approximately 4.9 million gallons of water was wasted. In the same time period for 2017, there were 54 water main breaks, but the amount of water wasted increased dramatically to more than 21.5 million gallons.