Water main break causes geyser, sinkhole on Escondido street

Posted at 5:54 AM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 12:41:45-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Crews are working to repair a ruptured water main in an Escondido neighborhood that spewed water dozens of feet into the air and formed a sinkhole early Monday morning.

The break and subsequent 40- to 50-foot geyser was reported at around 3 a.m. on Chestnut Street, at Chestnut Drive, according to authorities.

The rush of water flooded the street and caused a sinkhole to form.

At about 5:40 a.m., crews were able shut the water off. San Diego Gas & Electric crews were forced to shut down power in the immediate area.

A stretch of Chestnut Street was closed due to the repair effort, but it was reopened just after 8 a.m.