Water main ruptured downtown, flooding road and nearby businesses

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A construction crew accidentally ruptured a water main under a downtown street alongside Horton Plaza Friday.

According to the San Diego Public Utilities Department, the break send muddy water spewing over the road and into some nearby stores.

A crew was hired to replace a section of 16-inch-diameter concrete pipeline when they accidentally ruptured the water main.

It took city crews about 45 minutes to stop the overflow.

The water main was expected to be back on line and the roadway open by early evening.

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