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UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons
UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons

A 90-year-old water main burst under Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, producing a raging geyser that sent 8 million to 10 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus, flooding several buildings, including the famed Pauley Pavilion. It took the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power about four hours to fully shut off the 30-inch-diameter line as water inundated athletic fields, underground garages filled with cars and various campus walkways. No one was hurt, officials said, but swift-water rescue crews had to assist five people stuck in flooded garages. The trunk line break offered dramatic new evidence of Los Angeles' crumbling water infrastructure, which has been a recurring...

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