Broken Water Main Floods Cahuenga Boulevard

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) — Crews were working on Thursday to repair a broken water main that created a watery mess in the Hollywood Hills.

It happened around 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the 2200 block of Cahuenga Boulevard, just north of the 101 Freeway.

Firefighters were finally able to pinpoint the break and shut off the water, but not before thousands of gallons had escaped.

The water flooded the underground parking garage of a three-story building and damaged at least one apartment.

Residents had to wade through knee-deep water just to get to their cars.

“I just heard sirens and looked out my window and saw a bunch of water,” resident Kelly Barin said.

“I decided to come out and see what was going on, and they’re like, ‘Get your cars out of there,'” she said. “I had to trolly through the water to get my car out.”

The cause of the break was still under investigation.

Department of Water and Power Crews were at the scene overnight and expected to be there throughout the day on Thursday.

They hoped to have the water turned on at the apartment building by noon.

Cahuenga Boulevard was partially blocked off to accommodate the clean-up and repairs.

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