A broken water main in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles flooded streets and the parking lots of a fast foot restaurant and pharmacy.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power repair crews responded about 11 p.m. to the water main break at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Beaudry Avenue, according to spokesman Jason Stinnett.
It was unclear how many customers were affected or when repairs would be completed, Stinnett said.
The rupture sent a torrent of water in the streets and flooded the parking lot of a Jack in the Box and a CVS Pharmacy.
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"This is some excitement," said Jeff Mullen. "It's literally like the Gates of Heaven have opened up and this torrent of water is throwing rocks, buckling the street. It's unbelievable."
Water was being shut down in phases as part of the repair and restoration, officials said.
Drivers were advised to use alternate routes to get around the flooded the area.