7.30.14: Broken water main floods UCLA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus is spewing water into the air, and stranding cars and people in underground parking structures.
Television news reports show an immense geyser surging from the middle of the street on Sunset Boulevard. Streets on and near campus are flooded, and fast-moving sheets of water are pouring down the entrance of a parking structure and into campus athletic fields near Pauley Pavilion. Pauley Pavilion basketball arena had just undergone a $132 million renovation and has at least an inch of water covering the floor.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says fire crews have helped at least three stranded drivers.
More than 100 vehicles were stuck in parking garages and firefighters had to use inflatable boats to rescue some people.