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Major water main break in Temecula closes roads, floods streets from Promenade Temecula south to Solana Way

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Read Update Here: Rancho Water District repairs Margarita, Broken 16″ Pipe in Temeucla

 Steer clear, Temecula. A water main break on Southbound Margarita Road slowed traffic to a crawl Wednesday evening. “Rancho Water employees are attempting to turn off the water,” Stated Deputy Albert Munoz of Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.  “Once the water main is turned off, the Northbound Margarita lanes will be reopened. Southbound Margarita will remain closed from Overland to Solana as officials inspect for sink holes.”

Water floods streets of Margarita, Solana, Ynez in Temecula (c) Tanya Rogers

Water floods streets of Margarita, Solana, Ynez in Temecula (c) Tanya Rogerse

At 6 p.m., the first call of a water main break alerted officials to this traffic hazard. “Several citizens reported seeing water in excess of 1 foot deep,” stated Munoz.

Police diverted traffic off Ynez to Solana, slowing progress through the mall area of Temecula a dead crawl.  Rancho Water is present, currently attempting to shut off water at that location, and City of Temecula Public Works is currently on the scene, managing traffic. 

Water Main break and road closure near Abbot Laboratory, Promenade Temecula off Ynez, Solana, Margarita Roads

Image from 7 p.m. Water Main break and road closure near Abbot Laboratory, Promenade Temecula off Ynez, Solana, Margarita Roads

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

6 comments on “Major water main break in Temecula closes roads, floods streets from Promenade Temecula south to Solana Way

  1. gabby
    January 29, 2014

    I just came back from the traffic!

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    • Ashley Ludwig
      January 29, 2014

      Were workers still on scene? Crazy night from what we hear. Stay safe out there, Temecula.

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  2. Tine M. Howard
    January 30, 2014

    Was wondering when something was going to get posted about this. The mess was terrible, and living in Solana Ridge Apartments was a heart ache. They wouldn’t let us down Margarita to get home at first. Finally got in after 7:30 p.m. Our water was turned off in the apartments also. This morning there is still construction going on and detours everywhere. Anyone know what caused it?

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