Water Main Break Floods South LA Streets

The break was blamed on a broken 4-inch cast iron water main installed in 1924

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    A water main break flooded streets around 59th Place and Hoover Street on Friday, May 25, 2012.

    Some 75 homes were without water for much of Friday after an 80-year water pipe busted under a street in South Los Angeles.

    DWP crews expected to have the line repaired by Friday evening. A water main broke and flooded a residential intersection after 5 a.m. at 59th and Hoover streets.

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    An 80-year-old cast iron water pipe bust, sending thousands of gallons of water into the streets of a South Los Angeles neighborhood. Antonio Castelan reports for the NBC4 News at noon on May 25, 2012. (Published Friday, May 25, 2012)

    There was no reports of property damage, but the DWP is investigating.

    The intersection was closed until crews can determine the extent of the damage.

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