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West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute
West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute

A water main break on a 36-inch pipe in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon sent torrents of muddy water down Sunset Strip, prompting a series of street closures as crews respond to the mess. At its peak, the break was spewing 9,600 gallons of water per minute, said Michelle Vargas, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  Water was shut off to the main around 6:10 p.m., according to the LADWP. Streets are expected to reopen by Saturday morning, officials said.  The break near Sunset Boulevard and North Olive Drive occurred at 2:18 p.m., and authorities are still trying determine the extent of damage. Live aerial television news...

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