By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A water main break created a mess in the upscale neighborhood of Bel Air Thursday morning.

Aug. 12, 2021. (CBSLA)

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An 8-inch pipe break occurred in the area of St. Pierre and Bellagio roads sometime before 3 a.m.

It sent a stream of water flowing downhill and appeared to have caused damage to at least one property. Los Angeles Fire Department crews were on scene working keep the water from flooding the home.

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18 customers were without water service, according to the L.A. Department of Water and Power, which had also sent crews to the scene. Two hydrants were also affected. It was expected to take six to eight hours to restore service.

There were no road closures or significant damage to homes, LADWP said.

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The cause and circumstances of the break were unclear.