LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A water main break is adding a flood of water to an already wet Wednesday morning in Mission Hills.
A 72-inch pipe burst at about 3:30 a.m. on Woodman Avenue, between Devonshire and Van Nuys Boulevard. Rain was already falling on Mission Hills, and water main break turned Woodman Avenue into a river. According to the LADWP, the trunkline was installed in 1914, and was on tap to be replaced in the next few years.
Several homes appear to be flooded and water has reached the top of the tires on some of the cars parked on the street. Crews were unable to immediately shut off the water because it supplies so many other pipes, which feed into homes, in the area.
“The pressure, as you can imagine, is immense,” LADWP’s Christina Holland said.
Traffic alert: The two NB lanes on Woodman Ave. are flooded from Filmore to Devonshire. Take caution when driving through the area. LADWP crews are working to shut off water. #MissionHills #Arleta. <ec>
— LADWP (@LADWP) December 4, 2019
At least one home’s yard and garage flooded, forcing the family to rush to Home Depot when it opened at 6 a.m. for sandbag materials.