Ruptured water main prompts road closures in Sherman Oaks

A water main that ruptured overnight in Sherman Oaks prompted road closures for several hours for cleanup. 

The water main burst just after midnight Aug. 25, which caused flooding and muddy roadways. Most of the pipes in the area are estimated to be 100 years old and tens of thousands of gallons of water were lost in the incident. 

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The intersection of Woodman Avenue and Riverside Drive was closed for several hours and reopened by 2 p.m., officials said. 

No injuries were reported. 

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