Water Main Break Submerges Cars In Underground Garage

(FOX 11 / AP) A torrent of water flowed down residential streets and submerged cars in an underground garage after an 18-inch main burst in Hollywood.

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Kim Hughes with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says the break was reported around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on Dix Street near Cahuenga Boulevard.

Crews are trying to shut off a series of valves in a specific sequence to avoid causing another rupture.

Hughes says several cars are submerged but the extent of the damage is not yet known.

She says the pipe services 20 water meters in the area, which has single-family homes and multi-unit apartment buildings.

The cause of the break is under investigation.

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