Water main break floods El Cajon street

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EL CAJON, Calif. — Some businesses in El Cajon were forced to shut their doors Wednesday after a water main break flooded a street.

A 14-inch pipeline broke around 1 p.m. and flooded the 13000 block of Camino Canada east of Los Coches Road, forcing the closure of both directions of Camino Canada and prompting California Highway Patrol to issue a congestion alert for the area.

Thirty-five meters that serve businesses in the East County Square Shopping Center — including a Walmart, a Smart & Final and a Subway — were without water service, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District said. A nearby Denny’s and McDonald’s were also forced to close their doors. A Shell gas station in the area remained open but its services were limited.

Residents of the area were forced to take the alternate route of Lake Jennings Park Road at Ridge Hill Road.

Service was restored by 2 a.m. and crews continued fixing the road Thursday morning.

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