Water main break damages Van Halen's yard


Eddie Van Halen's home has been saved from any damage after a water main break sent thousands of gallons of water rushing through his yard and streets.

The rupture, due to a broken air valve, occurred about 1 a.m. Monday in Studio City north of Los Angeles. Water flowed down Coldwater Canyon Avenue and traveled as far as a mile away.

Fire spokesman Cecil Manresa confirmed the lone house affected by the water belongs to Van Halen. Mud and debris filled the pool and damaged a gate and block wall, but sandbags placed around the home prevented any water from entering inside.

It wasn't known if Van Halen was at home at the time.

Crews were expected to have the break fixed later Monday.