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Water Main Break Floods Ventura Blvd and Coldwater Canyon

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Late last night a 64-inch water main burst in Studio City at Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon, according to the LA Times. The water flooded into area businesses and homes, and was 3-4' high in places, according to an LAFD email alert.

Although no one was hurt in the break, which took place around 10:30 Saturday night, one person had to be rescued from their vehicle, and area residents have evacuated. A shelter was established at Miliken Middle School (5041 Sunnyslope Ave). The old water main was reportedly scheduled for replacement, and served as a connection between two reservoirs, according to a live abc7 report. About a half-dozen homes are reporting damage and a carport collapsed.

The flooding has forced the closure of several Studio City streets, which will continue into today and beyond. Ventura Blvd between Whisett & Fulton is expected to be closed until noon today, and Coldwater Canyon South of Ventura Blvd for 2-3 days.

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