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Broken water line disrupts Throat traffic

Crews were continuing to work into the night Thursday on a broken water valve and line that caused the busy Throat intersection to be innudated with water in the midst of rush hour.

The water line ruptured when a connector valve failed near Torrey Pines Road at La Jolla Shores Drive, according to a police dispatcher.

Police set up detours to direct motorists around the area, where flooding began shortly before 5 p.m.

At about 8 p.m., a police spokesman said there was no estimate on when repairs would be completed. No service interruptions were reported.

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The break was the second of the night and occurred about the same time a line ruptured in the College area. In that case, water boiled out of the roadway, submerging low-lying sections and digging out a roughly 6- by 8-foot cavity in the asphalt, SDWD spokesman Arian Collins said.