Ruptured Pipe Sends Oil Flooding Into Los Angeles Streets

PHOTO: A pipe rupture sent oil spilling into the streets of Los Angeles on May 15, 2014.
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More than 50,000 gallons of oil flooded into the streets of Los Angeles, with the oil knee-deep in some areas after a pipe ruptured early this morning, officials said.

Crude oil spilled along San Fernando Road in the city’s Atwater Village neighborhood, affecting nearby businesses, including a gentleman's club, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

The line broke before 1 a.m. local time. Emergency crews used sand to try to contain the oil.

No injuries were reported during the early hours of the spill.

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