Water Main Floods UCLA Campus

    Cars are stranded in floodwaters outside a UCLA parking structure as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok  (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) - RTR40KWA

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    Millions of gallons of water gushing from a water main break spewed for hours on Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, flooding the University of California, Los Angeles campus. The 90-year-old main sent a geyser shooting 30 feet in the air when it broke and let out between 8 million to 10 million gallons of water before it was shut off more than three hours after the pipe burst. The floodwaters streamed into parking lots, buildings, and athletic fields. At least three people were trapped in cars, and the Los Angeles Fire Department brought in inflatable boats to rescue stranded students and visitors. Large parts of the campus were left covered in mud and water. The recently renovated Pauley Pavilion, home to UCLA basketball and other athletic teams, was at one point blanketed in eight inches of water.

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