Water gushes out of sinkhole after main break near Cal Poly in SLO

San Luis Obispo Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Lipson talks about a water main break and sinkhole on Friday, March 17, 2017, that shut down Fredericks Street while city crews repaired the damage. Cal Poly students gathered to watch.
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San Luis Obispo Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Lipson talks about a water main break and sinkhole on Friday, March 17, 2017, that shut down Fredericks Street while city crews repaired the damage. Cal Poly students gathered to watch.
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Broken water main creates gushing sinkhole on SLO street

March 17, 2017 03:23 PM

A water main break led to a sinkhole and some flooding on Fredericks Street in San Luis Obispo on Friday afternoon.

Fredericks Street near Kentucky Street is expected to be closed for some time as crews work to assess the damage, according to San Luis Obispo Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Lipson. The water main break occurred about 1:45 p.m.

Fire crews diverted much of the water away from homes, but some yards had filled with water. There were no reports of water in structures, Lipson said.

Lipson said fire crews would remain on scene in case there were any reports of flooding that they could assist with.

Cal Poly students who lived in the neighborhood gathered to watch the water gush out of the sinkhole.

Water spews and spills out of a sinkhole on Fredericks Street near Kentucky Street in San Luis Obispo after a water main break on Friday, March 17, 2017.

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