[LA FEATURE]UCLA Water Main Break

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Flooding and repairs in Westwood after a water main break

10 Incredible Images of the UCLA Flood

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UCLA's campus turned into a swimming pool after a major water main broke. (Published Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014)

UCLA's campus became a swimming pool Tuesday after a water main break spilled up to 10 million gallons of water into roads, buildings and parking garages in the area.

Students posted photos and video to social media sites showing chest-high water, flooded cars and water cascading down stairs.

"I was knee-deep in water, I had to take my shoes off even though they still got soaked," student Aaliyah Ricks told NBCLA. "I almost slipped a couple of times."

Check out the most incredible photos of the gyser that punched a 15-foot hole into a street and caused subsequent flooding.

A water main rupture sent water rushing onto Sunset Boulevard, stranding drivers and flooding the UCLA campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Photo credit: NBC4 Chopper

The 30-inch 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage.
Photo credit: AP

One woman pulls another on a body board through water on the quad of UCLA after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Photo credit: AP

A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus.
Photo credit: AP

Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus.
Photo credit: AP

Los Angeles firefighters help drivers whose cars became stranded on Sunset Boulevard after a 30-inch water main broke and sent water flooding down Sunset and onto the UCLA campus.
Photo credit: AP

A water main rupture sent water rushing onto Sunset Boulevard, stranding drivers and flooding the UCLA campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Photo credit: NBC4 Chopper

Water rushed into a UCLA parking structure after a water main break flooded the campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Photo credit: Kenny Holmes

A water main break flooded the UCLA campus and Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Photo credit: Gadi Schwartz

Cars could be seen underwater as a water main break flooded Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Photo credit: Kenny Holmes

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