Crews work to repair 16-inch water main break in Chino Hills

Crews were working tirelessly on Monday to repair a water main break that ruptured in Chino Hills Sunday afternoon.

The 16-inch water main break was first reported around 12 p.m. in the 1700 block of Rancho Hills Road.

Officials said that the large volume of water flowing from the ruptured water main compromised a 2,000 to 3,000-foot section of Rancho Hills Drive. Water could be seen gushing both over and under the pavement. In some places, the street had been raised over six-inches, making it too dangerous to drive on, officials said.

Contractors with the City of Chino Hills responded to the scene on Monday morning to help repair the damage.

Residents in the area were told to shelter in place until the water main was shut down on Sunday, according to the Chino Valley Fire District.

Rancho Hills Road was closed up to the intersection of Ranch Creek Lane, fire officials said. It is unclear when it will reopen.

Officials said that it could be up to three weeks before the damage caused by the water main break is fully repaired.