Water main break in Wilmington forms large sinkhole

A water main break in Wilmington led to heavy flooding and caused a large sinkhole to form early Tuesday morning. 

A 20-inch water main broke around 3:30 a.m. in the 500 block of North Avalon Boulevard.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shut off water in the area as they started making repairs to the collapsed roadway and sidewalk.

Several small businesses near Avalon and E Street reported some flooding due to this water main break.

The sinkhole swallowed nearly two lanes of traffic. A portion of Avalon was closed between D and F streets as repairs were made.