A water main break flooded a neighborhood in Venice early Wednesday morning, firefighters said.
The break was reported around 3:40 a.m. near 700 California Av, according to the LADWP.
The flooding occurred after an 8-inch pipe broke for unknown reasons, and caused the street to erode and buckle.
Crews were in the process of shutting off the water around 5:40 a.m. and expected to begin repairs around 7 a.m., according to the LADWP.
About 38 customers were affected by the water main break.
The street was expected to remain closed until 2 or 3 p.m., according to the LADWP.
Oleevia Woo and Corey Arvin contributed to this report.