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Water main break closes streets in Studio City

November 7, 2011 | 10:27 pm

A broken 12-inch water main has flooded and closed streets in Studio City, and city crews were working Monday night to fix the rupture, officials said.

A pipe in the 1200 block of Ventura Boulevard broke about 8:15 p.m. Monday, said MarryAnne Pierson, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Ventura Boulevard is closed in both directions between Whitsett and Coldwater Canyon avenues, said Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The flooding caused no injuries or evacuations, but it did cause cause some pavement breakage, he said. No structures have been threatened.

In September 2009, a 62-inch water main burst in the same area, severely damaging Coldwater Canyon Avenue just south of Ventura. The torrent, three feet deep in some places, washed away cars and flooded several residences.

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