Flooding in North Park
Flooding in North Park on Sunday morning. Courtesy OnScene.TV

San Diego Public Utilities Division  crews were working Sunday morning to clean up mud left behind by flooding caused by a water main break in North Park.

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 is replacing 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.

Updated at 10:50 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.