Part of a street crumbled in a water main break early Wednesday that flooded several blocks of a South Los Angeles neighborhood.
The break was reported some time before 3 a.m. near 69th Street and Budlong Avenue, and utility crews were sent to handle the problem. Several blocks of the neighborhood were flooded by the break, and a large sinkhole appeared after a few hours.
It was unknown how long it would take to fix the main and repair the street. Residents may be without water service into Wednesday afteroon.
The cause of the break was not immediately known.