A water main broke Tuesday morning near a North Park intersection and sent water gushing onto surrounding streets for more than two hours, authorities said.
The rupture of the 30-inch cast iron transmission main was reported around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Ray and Capps streets, San Diego city spokesman Scott Robinson said.
Water rushed to adjacent streets in a five-block area before the leak was capped by 8:10 a.m., Robinson said.
Several residents told Fox5 the water had at least partially flooded their homes.
Estimates regarding the amount of properties flooded and the number of residents without water service were not available.
Authorities shut down Ray Street between Dwight Street and Myrtle Avenue and Myrtle Avenue between Ray Street and Grim Street.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area until about 12:30 p.m.
Repairs will last until at least Wednesday, Robinson said.
Crews will attempt to restore water to residents through an 8-inch distribution main that had to be shut off, but if that doesn’t hold then water trucks will be brought out to the neighborhood, he said.
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