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The break sent water gushing into the air landing on houses and cars.
"It was pummeling the car across the street and then eventually it was shooting up so far it was affecting the house," said Craig Markson, who lives on the street. "The firefighters went up there and put tarps that could protect the house."
Crews were able shut off the geyser but not before it left a muddy mess and a sinkhole in the street.
DWP officials said they are not sure how long affected customers will be without water.