Broken Pipe Floods Major LA Street

Flooding carries away cars, damages homes and businesses
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2009 7:21 PM CDT
A large underground water main that burst under Coldwater Canyon Blvd. at Dickens St. sends a flood of water rushing across Ventura Blvd. in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
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(Newser) – More than 125 firefighters rushed to a major Los Angeles boulevard deluged by a broken water main in the wee hours, the LA Times and AP report. A 64-inch pipe, part of the city's original 94-year-old water system, erupted this morning, sweeping cars down streets and damaging businesses and homes. No injuries were reported, but flooding was several feet deep in places. Officials expect the boulevard to be closed for 2 or 3 days.