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Large water spout erupts on Beverly Hills street

March 17, 2011 | 10:42 am

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Morning commuters had a cityside version of Old Faithful on Thursday near the intersection of Wilshire and Robertson boulevards in Beverly Hills.

Water was shooting higher than nearby buildings. Workers in head-to-toe orange rain gear were working to stop the flow.

Traffic was still able to get through although the commute was slow and soggy.

A Department of Water and Power spokesperson was trying to track down information on the source of the problem.

As of 10:40 Thursday, the gusher had been capped. There was no apparent flooding.

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Photo: Water spout at Wilshire and Robertson boulevards. Credit: Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times

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