Water Main Break Leaves 74 Customers Without Service in Venice: LADWP

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A section of California Avenue was closed on June 29, 2016, due to a water main break. (Credit: KTLA)

A water main break in the Venice neighborhood on L.A.’s Westside left 74 customers without service Wednesday morning, officials said.

An 8-inch pipe ruptured shortly after 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of California Avenue, said Michael Ventre, spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

It was not immediately clear what caused theĀ incident, which resulted in a deluge on nearby streets and sidewalks and prompted a response from DWP crews.

Workers began repairing the water main about 7 a.m., Ventre said. Service was expected to be fully restored by noon, according to the agency.

DWP officials did not know how long it would take to repair the road, which was damaged at the scene.