Water main break causes flooding in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles (US), Sep.7 (ANI): A burst water main swept cars down streets, forced people out of their homes and flooded a section of a major Los Angeles boulevard.

The water flow from the broken pipe was stopped after about four hours, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Jane Galbraith said.

Crews were cleaning up mud and broken asphalt Sunday.

The burst main is part of the city's original water system, dating to 1914, and was slated for repair, Galbraith said.

A section of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City would be closed for at least two days, officials said.

No injuries were reported after the 64-inch main broke late Saturday night, but firefighters rescued a person who was in a car that had been swept away in the flooding, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.

More than 125 firefighters responded and redirected water toward a storm drain, Scott said. (ANI)

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