Broken water main shuts down El Cajon road

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A water main break just outside El Cajon Thursday prompted authorities to close a stretch of Greenfield Drive.

The ruptured water main sent water into the roadway shortly after 1:30 a.m. The California Highway Patrol said the portion of Greenfield Drive just east of Oro Street was not quite flooded, but could become a larger problem if no repairs are made.

The county Department of Public Works responded and closed Greenfield Drive between Oro and North Second streets. The closure was expected to last all day, according to the CHP.

CHP officials advised motorists that Flamingo, Persimmon and Sumner avenues could be used as alternate routes.

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