Photos: When Life Handed These Residents A Massive Sinkhole, They Created A Water Park
A water main in Burbank burst shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, creating a massive sinkhole and turning a nearby street into a temporary waterpark. The water main burst under Burbank Fire Department's training facility at 1845 N. Ontario Street, and created a sinkhole in the parking lot about 30 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep, according to the L.A. Times.
Even though water was temporarily knocked out to 69 homes in the area, residents didn't seem to mind as they took advantage of the urban torrent and turned Ontario Street into a temporary waterpark of sorts. Children used inner-tubes and bodyboards to play in the water. One resident told KTLA that they literally left dinner on the table to check it out. One group of waders clearly in distress had a message for news choppers overhead: "HELP SEND BEER PLEASE."
"This is the most exciting thing that's ever happened on our street," another resident told KTLA.
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and crews shut off the water and worked through the night to assess and fix the damage. The training facility remains closed, as water as deep as six inches seeped into the building.
"It looks like everybody's having fun, but it's not a fun moment. We're losing a lot of water here and it's pretty serious," said the Worst Neighbor Ever.