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Flooding Threatens Hollywood Homes After Water Main Breaks

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A broken subterranean water line in the Cahuenga Pass is reportedly releasing 1,000 gallons of water per minute, according to City News Service. Flooding was reported, threatening some of the homes and businesses along the hillside area in Hollywood (such as "Lousey Nitpickers," pictured above, a "salon" that treats cases of head lice for $75 a pop).

A statement from the Los Angeles Fire Dept. said that they were able to stem most of the flow, which came from an 8" main break that occurred just before noon on Sunday. Authorities said there have been no formal evacuations or injuries thus far.

However, six businesses on the 3300 block of Cahuenga Blvd. appeared to be the most impacted area as of this afternoon, as well as the garage of one home on Oak Glen Drive.

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According to NBC 4, LAFD trucks were bringing sand and sandbags to the impacted areas. Southbound lanes of Cahuenga Blvd are currently closed for clean-up.