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Burst water pipe floods 110 Freeway near Elysian Park

June 27, 2012 |  1:19 pm

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

Traffic was backed up Wednesday on the northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway after a broken water pipe flooded the freeway near Elysian Park.

Two lanes of the freeway were shut down about 1 p.m. as water flowed from a broken pipe in one of the area's tunnels, said Officer Spencer Badal of California Highway Patrol.

"It's raining quite a bit of water," Badal said.

Los Angeles Recreation and Parks crews were at the scene, preparing to stop the water flow with a clamp, Badal said.

It was unclear what caused the pipe to burst, but a traffic collision might be to blame, Badal said. It was unknown how long the lanes would be closed.

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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

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