A half-dozen East Sacramento residents are without water after a water main pipe broke and flooded an area of D Street.
City officials say the 16-inch main line broke sometime late last night or early this morning, and flooded D Street between San Miguel Way and McKinley Boulevard.
Crews arrived on scene about 8 a.m. and recently turned off the water line, leaving about six homes in the area without running water, said Jessica Hess, a spokeswoman for the city's utilities department.
After exposing the pipe, workers found that the hole in the pipe was 10 feet wide, Hess said. It's unclear what caused the hole, but she said it could be cold weather or the age of the pipe, which is at least 70 years old.
Workers are hoping to have the pipe fixed today, Hess said. In the meantime, officials are trying to figure out another way to get water to the affected residents.
The city has received reports of some flooded garages and basements, but Hess said she did not know how many.
The flooded portion of D Street is closed to traffic.