Oil geyser spills 10,000 gallons of crude oil in Atwater Village in Los Angeles

A pipeline explosion creates an oil geyser in downtown Los Angeles on May 15, 2014.

About 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a large area of Atwater Village Thursday, leaving two hospitalized, streets flooded and businesses closed. By Thursday afternoon, cleanup was expected to take another 24 hours.

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Atwater village oil spill and geyser may 2014. Photo: Video

Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area after an above-ground oil line broke around 12:15 a.m. near 5175 W. San Fernando Road on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Aerial video shows how far oil sprayed over part of Atwater Village after a leak from a pressurized pipeline early Thursday May 15, 2014. The geyser left a coating of oil on a nearby adult entertainment club. – NBC Los Angeles

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