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SAN DIEGO - A 47-year-old concrete water main ruptured in Normal Heights early Tuesday, leaving residents without running water and a nearby freeway onramp closed as crews worked to make repairs.

The break in the 6-inch diameter pipe at the intersection of 32nd Street and Madison Avenue knocked out water service until 12:30 p.m. to the even-numbered addresses in the 4600 block of 32nd Street and to odd-numbered addresses in the 4600 block of Iowa Street, city Public Utilities Department spokesman Arian Collins said. Several apartment buildings were in the affected area.

Collins said a water wagon assisted residents until the service was restored around 12:30 p.m.

The onramp from Madison Avenue to northbound Interstate 805 was closed as crews worked to repair the break, but was expected to be reopened to traffic at 5 p.m., he said.

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