KTLA reports on the water main break around UCLA’s campus that is flooding streets and other venues.
A huge water main break with a 30-foot geyser flooded Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus occurred about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The 3-foot diameter water main delivers 75,000 gallons per minute. The main is reported to be about 90 years old.
The UCLA Pauley Pavilion, renovated in 2012 at cost of $136 million, was reported to have had its floor covered with water before crews used water vacuums and squeegees to clear out the water.
Some people were stranded in high ground areas to avoid flooding. Fire equipment was staged carefully at a distance from the water main break in case of the possibility of a sinkhole developing.
#westwood flooding @UCLA campus, people trapped in cars, Sunset Blvd. closed. force of water now near Pauley Pavilion pic.twitter.com/UZGlFtkQOY
— Tara Wallis (@tarawallis) July 29, 2014
#BREAKING: There is a major water main break, causing a massive hole on Sunset Blvd, north of UCLA pic.twitter.com/wE00MU0buP
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@myfoxla) July 29, 2014
Flash #flooding on streets near #UCLA campus, this is ground level/Sunset Blvd. PHOTO: pic.twitter.com/rqQhbUbnMl
— Tara Wallis (@tarawallis) July 30, 2014
*Flooding* 10630 W Sunset Bl; MAP https://t.co/YKY4Kq6QyC; FS 71; #Westwood #LAtraffic; Street flooding; Sun… http://t.co/5Kef6dkJKA
— LAFD (@LAFD) July 29, 2014
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