Water Main Leak Causes Los Angeles Landslide

A water main leak forced roads to close in West Los Angeles Thursday after a landslide threatened nearby homes and businesses.

Power lines were arching near Montana Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, but there were no injuries reported, Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told FOX News. Trees, dirt and a block fence crashed onto Sepulveda Boulevard during rush hour.

Authorities found a possible water main rupture when they arrived on scene and witnessed a landslide.

Homes were being evaluated for possible evacuations and officials will remain on scene to determine if there will be another landslide.

Humphrey said there was water in the area that may have soaked the hillside and led to the slide.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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