North Park streets flooded by water main break
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City crews were working today to clean up mud left behind by flooding caused by a water main break in North Park, officials said.
Police rescued a man whose red Pontiac became trapped in knee-high flooding on Pershing Drive.
The water main break happened about 4 a.m. near Polk Avenue and Utah Street, city spokesman Arian Collins said. A 30-inch diameter cast-iron water pipe broke, causing flooding in the area. Water was shut off by 6:30 a.m.
The city was working to replace 70 miles of older cast-iron water pipes and this particular pipe was scheduled to be replaced in October, Collins said.
Police said city crews should be finished cleaning up the mud by about 11:30 a.m. to allow traffic to resume.