SOUTH LA (CBSLA.com) — A water main ruptured in South Los Angeles causing massive street flooding and the asphalt to buckle.
The 24-inch water main break ruptured at Manchester and Hoover avenues just after 4 a.m. Sunday.READ MORE: Free Hollywood Bowl Event For Frontline Workers Marks First Concert At Landmark Venue Since November 2019
Crews have been able to shut off the smaller pipes adjacent to the water main break, but need heavier equipment to shut off the 24-inch pipe.READ MORE: No Injuries In 2 Shootings Reported Saturday Night On 91 Freeway, CHP Is Investigating
The break had caused the asphalt to buckle, reported Joy Benedict of CBS2. Crews on scene were re-directing drivers.
“I was coming to the gas station and ran into this,” said one motorist. “Crazy!”MORE NEWS: Arson Suspected In Pacific Palisades Brush Fire That Continues To Burn; Mandatory Evacuations Ordered
“It’s horrible. Look at it,” said another. “It looks like you can go swimming in that! I see a man just walking with his shoes and his socks.”