Pipe flooding UCLA will take hours to shut off
Officials say a broken water pipe that is flooding parts of the UCLA campus will take hours to turn off.
Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:05 pm EDT by
Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:10 pm EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that is flooding parts of the UCLA campus will take hours to turn off.
Los Angeles Water and Power spokeswoman Michele Vargas says the water main under Sunset Boulevard that has been spewing water for two hours would take another two hours to shut off.
Vargas says the pipe has to be turned off slowly to avoid more damage.
City officials say the pipe that was laid down in 1921 carries water from a reservoir in the San Fernando Valley.
The cause of the break hasn't been determined.
The pipe flooded parts of the nearby UCLA campus, especially a pair of parking structures where three stranded drivers had to be saved.
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