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Venice residents tweet photos of damage from water main break

May 11, 2012 |  4:52 pm


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.

Water main break floods some streets in Venice

A massive water main break in Venice sent water flooding into several streets Friday as more than 50 firefighters responded to the scene. The break happened about 12:20 p.m. at 223 Carrol Canal Walk.

Storified by LA Times - LA NOW · Fri, May 11 2012 19:24:10

Ho-Lee-Moses. Get the Ark!Massive water main break Carroll Canal. Apt garages on S Venice FLOODED http://pic.twitter.com/ownhTKDOVenice 311
@Venice311 our crews are working. The break involves a 6-inch cast iron main. NFD avail at this time.LADWP
@Venice311 Can see the break from my balcony: http://t.co/Z1AVFmRDBrian Dawson
Massive bubblin mess. You wanted to live in the Canals. Now the Canals live in you! More resources on way. http://pic.twitter.com/rtrGfUDQVenice 311
If this is your Porsche... Lo siento mucho http://pic.twitter.com/JjFf2YgNVenice311
Trying to compete w/ Venice, Italy, are we? RT @KCBSKCALDesk: Large water main break 200 Block of Carrol Canal Court in Venice.Terry
@Venice311 http://pic.twitter.com/YXzjFzxuthis1shot
OMG. We used to live in that tiny grey house MT @Venice311: Massive water main break Carroll Canal/ S Venice FLOODED http://twitter.com/Venice311/status/201035870332137473/photo/1Marta Evry
That would be my street. And garage. RT @latimes: Water main break floods some streets in Venice. http://lat.ms/K8cChcJen Smith


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Photo: Map shows approximate location of incident in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times / Mapping LA