The streets of Los Angeles turned into a raging river — a water main break in South Park

Due to the rupture of water pipe in the area of South Park on Friday morning, the streets turned into raging rivers. According to the fire Department of Los Angeles, the flood was recorded at 4:55 a.m. along the 300 block of 55th street East.

Cast-iron water main burst and as of 7:30 a.m. the water was not closed and continued to pour on the street.

Water is still spewing from a sinkhole in south LA that has flooded several blocks. @KTLAMorningNews @KTLA

— Thomas Lin (@TLinNEWS) December 21, 2018

Fast flows carrying dirt and debris and partially flooded several cars. Water also filled the lawns of several houses. Residents could only watch. Employees of fire protection arrived around 7:20 a.m. and helped get more than 12 people, when the water level rose and flooded their homes. Police also responded to the incident.

One man fell into the water, when firefighters evacuated but no casualties were reported. Later on the street, even passed a pickup truck.

Employees of the Department of water and power Los Angeles trying to isolate the damaged pipe and to cut off the water.

UPDATE: LADWP is aware and responding to the water main break at E 55th Street & Towne Ave. Crews are on scene working to shut off the water and we will provide updates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience! *JJ

— LADWP (@LADWP) September 21, 2018