LOS ANGELES - Crews were working to repair a large sinkhole caused by a water main break that flooded several streets in South Los Angeles early Wednesday.
The break in the water main was first reported sometime before 3 a.m. near 69th Street and Budlong Avenue in the Vermont-Slauson area.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported a break in an 8-inch cast-iron main, and said that 48 customers were affected.
Budlong Avenue was closed between 68th and 70th streets while crews worked to repair the main, which could take until 4 p.m., the LADWP reported.
Several blocks of the neighborhood were flooded by the break, and a large sinkhole appeared after a few hours.
The cause of the break was not immediately known.
CNS contributed to this report.