HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Several blocks in Hollywood were inundated with water and mud after a water main break early Thursday morning.

The break was reported at about 4:30 a.m. in an 87-year-old, 8-inch pipe near Hudson and Willoughby avenues and Romaine Street.

Flooding was minimal in some places, but water became trapped in one carport, submerging one Ford Explorer halfway up its doors, and in another underground garage.

Fire crews were able to shut the water off to the point that it stopped gushing through the streets.

Neighbors say water main breaks have become a regular occurrence in the area, with three happening in the last year, the previous one just six months ago.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

Comments (2)
  1. If I had the power to fire the DWP and hire a more competent, service oriented provider, I would. Unfortunately, our elected officials, who continue to receive monies (bribes) from the DWP (union), don’t have the ethics or morals to steward or protect residents’ welfare, appropriately.

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