Crews work late into night to repair sinkhole near Hotel Circle

SAN DIEGO -- Crews worked late into the night Sunday to repair a sinkhole caused by a water main break that shut down streets and a busy off-ramp in Mission Valley Sunday.

The flooding started around 4:20 a.m. on Hotel Circle North near the Handlery Hotel, according to San Diego Police Department Sgt. Thomas Sullivan. Part of the hotel's parking lot was affected by the flooding, Sullivan said.

The California Highway Patrol shut down the exit to Hotel Circle North from westbound Interstate 8 and southbound state Route 163 after the flooding was reported.

Traffic was snarled in the area, with some drivers exiting further west at Taylor Street, trying to travel east on Hotel Circle North and being forced to turn around.

Residents at a nearby apartment complex were without water or were experiencing low water pressure for several hours before service resumed.

The closure lasted until about 6 a.m., according to the CHP.

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