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Flooding Prompts 54th Street Closure in South LA [Updated]

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Again with the flooding? Yes, as statistics go, again. No word if this is a LADWP water main break or not, but the Los Angeles Fire Department has responded to flooding at 1529 West 54th Street in the Chesterfield Square neighborhood of South LA. "There's enough water and potential to cause damage," explained LAFD spokesman Erik Scott over the phone. The street is closed between Denker and Normandie and no injuries or initial damage has been reported, he said. Two water mains broke this morning in the Mid City and Fairfax District area. Earlier this week, headlines were made in Valley Village when a fire truck sunk into the ground and when a part of Studio City was severely flooded. UPDATE: LADWP confirms a "small distribution leak" on a 6-inch cast iron main that has left 50 customers without service. Crews are in the process of shutting it down.

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