| 08.10,17. 03:54 PM |
Burst water main floods street in northern Perth suburb of Kingsley
Photo: The burst water main is causing havoc in the area. (ABC News: Andrew O'Connor)
A burst water main has flooded part of a street and at least one house in the northern Perth suburb of Kingsley.
The pipe burst near the intersection of Kingsley Drive and Forrest Hill Drive early on Sunday morning, but a section of Whitfords Avenue has also been affected.
At least one car began sinking into the water and had to be pulled out and another is still stuck, partly submerged.
Water Corporation workers have been at the site, along with police and emergency services after being alerted to the problem about 3:30am.
The corporation said there had been delays shutting off the water because a car was blocking the valve.
It said the flow had been reduced to a trickle and it hoped to stop it completely soon so the clean-up could begin.
Kingsley resident David Huggins, 21, said he was on his way to work this morning when he saw the flood and could not believe how deep the water was.
"In the park down the road you could go swimming in it," he said.
"There's just water flooding the whole park like a full footy-sized oval and there's mud all over the road and a car in the hole.
"It's a pretty deep hole, I don't think he's going to be able to get it out for a while."
He said he had planned to have a shower before work this morning but that was not possible.
"The water wasn't on so I had to improvise and pour a bottle of water over my head."
Motorists are urged to avoid the area.