Nestor flooding
Flooding in the Nestor area. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A predawn water-main break left 19 South Bay homes flooded Thursday and about 100 residences without water through the afternoon, a utility representative reported.

The ruptured 6-inch-diameter steel pipeline began inundating sidewalks and traffic lanes, along with apartments, condominiums and houses, in the 2300 block of Grove Avenue in Nestor about 4:30 a.m., said Brian Barreto, spokesman for California American Water.

Repair crews had the overflow under control as of 5:15 a.m., he said.

As of 4:30 p.m., water service had been restored to the affected residences.

Residents on Grove were told early on to expect low water pressure, discolored water and in some cases, no water, until the repairs were made.

– City News Service

Updated 5:25 p.m. Dec. 15, 2022