Water up and running after pipe rupture in North County

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. --Water is back up and running in a San Marcos neighborhood, after a water main break left it without water for several hours Monday.

The pipeline break in the 400 block of Henson Heights Drive in San Marcos was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m., sheriff's Lt. Kenn Nelson said.

1,000 gallons of water gushed down Liberty Dr. startling hundreds of residents.

The Vallecitos Water District said the 30 year old pipe was corroded. It typically has a life span of 50 years.

As Vallecitos Water District crews worked on the damaged pipeline, water was shut off. Around 9 p.m. crews had repaired the pipe, cleaned and cleared the area.

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