Water main break floods Hollywood's Sunset Strip

Sep 26, 2014 5:19 PM by News Staff

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A water main break has flooded a section of West Hollywood's Sunset Strip with thousands of gallons of muddy water, closing a section of the busy boulevard.

The break occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Aerial footage from KCAL-TV showed the muddy brown water rushing onto the street near the House of Blues nightclub.

Water also spilled onto nearby Santa Monica Boulevard, although that street was not immediately closed.

Aging infrastructure has resulted in a series of water main breaks in and around Los Angeles in recent years.

A nearly century-old water main ruptured near the UCLA campus last month, flooding the area with 20 million gallons of water.

Hundreds of cars and part of the campus were damaged by that break.

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