PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA) — A large water main break in Pacific Palisades Friday afternoon caused streets to buckle.
Residents had their water shut off and motorists also had their share of problems due to the break.READ MORE: Dodgers Down Padres In 12-Inning Classic Thanks To Seager Home Run
KCAL9’s Randy Paige reported from the location.
The road fared worst at Las Lomas Avenue and Alcima Avenue. That’s the area Paige described as Ground Zero for the break.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Funeral Underway As England Mourns Loss Of Prince Philip
There was a huge flow of water for about an hour and 15 minutes. The break started around 2:15 p.m.
Paige spoke to a woman named Patricia who tried to return home but was told she couldn’t by firefighters.
“It was like a river coming down,” Patricia said, “It was quite a bit of water. And as I say, the firefighter stopped me and said I wasn’t going to be coming up the street.”MORE NEWS: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
Officials believe the road has been compromised. Yellow caution tape was put up to try to keep back from the break in the street. In fact, Paige was told not to get too close to the break for fear it would cause a sinkhole.