Venice residents tweet photos of damage from water main break
May 11, 2012 | 4:52
Crews are still working to clean up damage caused by a water main break in Venice Beach, which flooded several streets Friday afternoon.
The break in the 6-inch cast-iron main occurred about 12:20 p.m. at 223 Carrol Canal Walk. Water was shut off shortly after 1 p.m., said MaryAnn Pierson, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Some residents are still without water as crews work to clean up the area and repair the main, which was installed in 1995, Pierson said. It’s not yet clear what caused the break.
Pierson said water damaged three garages and one car. Residents took to Twitter to post photos of the damage and crews wading through the water to clean up the neighborhood.