Water Main Break Floods Neighborhood in Venice

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.

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