ARCADIA — A broken water main caused significant flooding Sunday in neighborhood near Tierra Verde Park, authorities said.
The large pipe buried beneath Camino Real Avenue just west of 2nd Avenue gave way about 2:30 p.m., buckling the roadway and sending water “gushing” up from the ground for about an hour and 20 minutes, Arcadia police Lt. Colleen Flores said.
City crews and fire officials stopped the flow shortly before 4 p.m., as officials were making arrangements to place sandbags down to protect nearby homes from the rising water, she said.
The street was buckled and littered with mud an debris, however no damage was reported to homes or other structures.
It was not immediately clear when the affected roadway would reopen, officials said, however crews planned to work through the night in hopes of getting traffic back to normal by Monday morning’s commute.