ENCINO (CBSLA.com) — Ventura Boulevard looked more like a river early Thursday morning, thanks to a water main break.

Crews were called to the 15600 block of Ventura Boulevard just after 1 a.m. and found a large water main break had breached a nearby sushi restaurant.

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LADWP crews rushed to the scene to shut off the valve, but not before water flooded seven restaurants, including California Chicken Café.

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Officials are not sure how long cleanup will take.

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Two westbound lanes of Ventura were closed between Haskell and Firmament avenues while crews work on the problem.