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An 8-inch water main ruptured Thursday in Sherman Oaks, interrupting service to about four dozen businesses on Ventura Boulevard.

The problem was reported about noon in the 14500 block of Ventura Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Water seeped into some businesses, but the extent of the damage was unclear.

Traffic was routed away from the area, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was notified.

According to the LADWP, 50 customers were without water as a result of the break in the main, and crews were working to make repairs.

City News Service

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