Television news reports show an immense geyser of water surging from the middle of the street on Sunset Boulevard. Streets on and near campus are flooded and fast-moving sheets of water are pouring down the entrance of one parking structure and into campus athletic fields near Pauley Pavilion.
TV reports also show a car surrounded by muddy water up to the wheel wells and students wading through ankle-deep water.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says fire crews have helped at least three stranded motorists.
There's no word on what caused the break.