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Water main break creates sinkhole in Burbank

A water main break created a large sinkhole at Winona Avenue and Brighton Street in Burbank on Sunday.
January 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A water main break created a large sinkhole in Burbank Sunday afternoon.

Officials say an eight-inch water main broke just before 2 p.m. at the intersection of Winona Avenue and Brighton Street.

"The asphalt started rising up. First, it was just water spraying through cracks and then all of a sudden, it started gushing 3 or 4 feet up in the air. The whole street was flooded up to car bumpers," said witness Diego Iniquez.

Burbank Public Works employees were called to the scene to evaluate the damage. The roadway was expected to be closed for five to six hours.