Water main break inundates streets in Venice area

The Associated PressJuly 15, 2014 

— Residents are mopping up after a water main break flooded streets and the ground-level garages of homes in the Venice area.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says approximately 100,000 gallons of water was released by the rupture near Carroll Canal around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Fire officials and a Department of Water and Power crew had the water shut off after approximately 40 minutes.

KNBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1qDcPvM ) 25 homes were inundated, and in some cases the water was two feet deep. The heaviest flooding was found along South Venice Boulevard and Dell Avenue.

Much of the water had been drained by dawn on Tuesday.

DWP crews remained on the scene repairing the ruptured pipe.

Information from: KNBC-TV, http://www.nbc4.tv/

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