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A water main ruptured in La Jolla early Wednesday, sending water gushing through the streets and flooding at least one business.
The water main break in the 800 block of Prospect Street was reported around 2:30 a.m., San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick said. As water flowed through the street, it pushed up sand and created a muddy mess. Authorities said there was some fear that the street would collapse. Firefighters threw down their hoses to act as sandbags and prevent flooding.
At 4:30 a.m., crews were able to shut the water in the area.
10News learned that water entered at least one business, an Edward Jones office.
At least one resident said he was without water. Crews brought in trucks just after 6 a.m. to tear up the street and replace the ruptured pipe with a new one.
A water department official told 10News there was flooding in an underground parking garage but could not confirm any information about businesses.
Arian Collins, a spokesperson with the water department, also said both directions of Prospect Street will be shut down until 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. due to ongoing repairs.