Water main break causes mudslide in Laguna Beach; Roads reopen

Residents in an estimated 12 homes were evacuated after a water main erupted in Laguna Beach overnight, city officials said.

The water main break occurred between two water tanks at the Top of the World and West Ridge trails. Crews with the Laguna Beach County Water District are conducting cleanup efforts and residents in nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

In addition, the water main caused a mudslide as water traveled down a natural ravine onto Laguna Canyon Road. The mudslides shut down parts of El Toro Road and Canyon Acres Drive before reopening around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The cause of the water main is under investigation.