Water Main Break Floods Streets in West Hollywood; Traffic Impacted

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A water main break flooded streets in West Hollywood Wednesday, impacting traffic during evening rush hour.

Firefighters respond to a water main break in West Hollywood on Jan. 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Firefighters respond to a water main break in West Hollywood on Jan. 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The report of flooding came in at 3:49 p.m. from 8800 Harratt St., according to Randall Wright of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Water was gushing down the road and around a parked Porsche, video from the scene showed. Firefighters were using sandbags, hose and even "ladders wrapped in tarps" to divert the water, according to a tweet from Wright.

At least one house appeared to be getting damaged.

“It’s a mess because the water is running down the street and flooding everybody’s house," said Darrell Blankenship, who lives nearby. "It’s not good."

The city of West Hollywood said the flooding was due to a water main break.

Utility workers on scene were working to determine the source and shut off the flow.

Palm Avenue was closed between Holloway Drive and Cynthia Street, and traffic was backing up on Santa Monica Boulevard. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

Crews were expected to be working throughout the night.