Streets flood on, near UCLA campus following water main break
The intersection of Charles E. Young Drive South and Tiverton Drive, pictured. Flooding has taken place throughout the Southeast part of campus, as well as near it. (Megan Cai/Assistant Photo editor)
This post was updated Nov. 14 at 7:37 p.m.
A broken water main near Boyer Hall led to flooded streets on and near campus Monday afternoon.
A BruinAlert was sent around 4:40 p.m. warning Bruins about flooding at Charles E. Young Drive East and Manning Drive, possible traffic delays that might occur and emergency crews’ presence at the scene. The pipe itself broke around 3:15 p.m., said Oren Saig, a building manager for Boyer Hall.
Fire department officials arrived around 20 minutes later and are still working on repairing the pipe, Saig also said.
Crew members are now attempting to shut down water flow to the broken pipe, located at the south side of the building, in order to minimize flooding, Saig added.
As of 5:20 p.m., the floods have pushed further toward the UCLA botanical gardens, headed toward the David Geffen School of Medicine and down Hilgard Avenue.
Officials have no current estimate as to when the damage will be repaired, Saig said.
UCLA spokesperson Bill Kisliuk said in an emailed statement that water flow was shut off as of 5:25 p.m., adding university emergency personnel are monitoring campus facilities for potential damages.