UCLA flooded by broken water main; people stranded

Associated Press
RAW: Water Main Break Near UCLA Campus n Westwood Prompts Flooding
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A large water main break in Westwood sent water flooding into streets, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday.

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.

TV reports also show a car surrounded by muddy water up to the wheel wells and students wading through ankle-deep water.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says fire crews have helped at least three stranded drivers.

There's no word on what caused the break.

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