VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Crews Wednesday worked to repair an 8-inch water main break in Venice.
The underground pipe burst around 3:45 a.m. in the 700 block of East California Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.READ MORE: Residents Say Strong Stench In Carson Keeps Getting Stronger
Upon their arrival, crews found nearly a foot of water flooding the neighborhood.
The rupture subsequently caused a sinkhole to erupt in the area.READ MORE: Man Suspected Of Stealing Truck Taken Into Custody Following Pursuit
Crews have shut off water within the neighborhood.
More than 70 customers have been affected.
CBS2’s Mark Dunn reported the pipe was installed in 1913.MORE NEWS: LA Firefighters Respond To Fire At Suspected Marijuana Grow Operation In Canoga Park
Water restoration was expected by noon.