Large water spout erupts on Beverly Hills street
Morning commuters had a cityside version of Old Faithful on Thursday near the intersection of Wilshire and Robertson boulevards in Beverly Hills.
Water was shooting higher than nearby buildings. Workers in head-to-toe orange rain gear were working to stop the flow.
Traffic was still able to get through although the commute was slow and soggy.
A Department of Water and Power spokesperson was trying to track down information on the source of the problem.
As of 10:40 Thursday, the gusher had been capped. There was no apparent flooding.
-- Maeve Reston and Howard Blume
Photo: Water spout at Wilshire and Robertson boulevards. Credit: Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times