Downtown streets flood after work crew breaks water main

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SAN DIEGO - Repairs were underway Tuesday after a broken water main flooded streets and formed a  sink hole in downtown San Diego, according to the San Diego Fire Department.

Construction crews struck the unmarked 8-inch water main at 4th Avenue and A Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday while digging. Water immediately began flowing from the ruptured pipe and continued to do so until crews shut it off around 3 a.m.

Traffic was affected in the area. Construction crews laid sand bags on the road to slow the flow of water.

Several homes in the area were without water, including all buildings from the 300 block to the 600 block of A Street, as well as all buildings from the 400 to 500 block of Cedar Street.

Water was restored at 2 p.m. and the roads reopened an hour later.

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