Cars removed from flooded UCLA garages

A car is removed from a parking structure, which was flooded by Tuesday's water main break, on the UCLA campus on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) – A parade of tow trucks is bringing hundreds of cars up from two underground garages at the University of California, Los Angeles, that flooded when 20 million gallons of water spewed from a broken main.

UCLA spokesman Tod Tamberg said Friday that crews are removing some 400 vehicles that were submerged in Tuesday’s deluge. He says the process could take several days because workers are still pumping out water and digging through muck and debris.

About 270 cars not damaged by water were removed earlier and their owners began retrieving them Friday.

On nearby Sunset Boulevard, Department of Water and Power crews are cutting out pieces of the broken century-old steel line.

Workers off-site are fashioning a Y-shaped connector to replace the section that burst where two trunk lines merge.

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