To the Campus Community:

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 30-inch water main broke near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza.

By 5 p.m., flooding had affected parking structures 4 and 7, Pauley Pavilion, the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, J.D. Morgan Center, Acosta Center and John Wooden Center, as well as the North Athletic Field, intramural field and Bruin Plaza. Emergency response vendors have already been contracted and the cleanup process has begun.

Fortunately, and most importantly, no injuries have been reported.

Buildings and operations related to our academic enterprise, residence halls and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have been unaffected. The campus will remain open and classes will be held on Wednesday; however, UCLA summer camps and the Fernald and Krieger child care centers will be closed. Further information regarding child care and camps will be provided tomorrow.

We also have been advised that a portion of Sunset Boulevard will be closed Wednesday so that repairs can continue. Please check local traffic conditions and allow extra time for your commute to campus.

Unfortunately, the flood has trapped cars parked in structures 4 and 7. If your car has been affected, please visit this web page for more information. For your safety and well-being, please do not go to the parking structures or surrounding areas. Emergency personnel are on site and will not grant access. 

Please continue to check for additional information as it becomes available.


Gene D. Block

► News update: Campus begins drying out, assessing damage