Main break creates sinkhole in Mission Hills

Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 19:00:46-05

A city water line running underneath a Mission Hills street ruptured for unknown reasons early Monday, causing an overflow that eroded a roughly 4-by-5-foot sinkhole in the roadway and partially flooded a nearby home.

The ruptured fire-hydrant supply line began inundating the 1700 block of Fort Stockton Drive shortly after 5 a.m., according to the San Diego Public Utilities Department. Crews were able to get the problem under control within about an hour, police said.

Repair crews had the pipeline fixed and the roadway patched by midday, city spokesman Kurt Kidman said.