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    Car Crash Rips Fire Hydrant and Lamp Post Out the Ground Creating Water Geyser on Santa Monica Blvd

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    A car ripped a fire hydrant and lamp post out of the ground last night/this morning creating a water geyser almost two stories high in West Hollywood. The incident occurred at roughly 12:30 a.m. on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive in front of the Healthy Spot, located at 8525 Santa Monica Blvd.

    A video provided by WEHO TIMES reader Kip Rasmussen shows water gushing out of the ground, creating a flood in the area for the second time this month after a water main break on Santa Monica and La Cienega Boulevards shut down the street. It appears the blue lamp post was knocked to ground and shot several feet from its installation.

    Employees at Healthy Spot found both the lamp post and the fire hydrant laying on the ground with caution orange cones from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

    It appears to have been a hit and run as the video shows no car or skid marks present on the scene.

    A broken water main at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard created traffic jams throughout the day last week on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 . It occurred between 12pm and 1pm. Water gushed out of different cracks on the street. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station released a statement warning commuters to avoid the area and take an alternate route. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and Southern California Gas were on the scene. West Hollywood Parking enforcement directed traffic.

    The water eventually caused a sinkhole at the median, which made some local businesses nervous. “Sorry. Closed” posted Tail O’ the Pup located nearby. “A sinkhole has begun to form at the intersection of La Cienega and Santa Monica, for the safety of our staff and guests we will be closed today and until further notice. Thank you for your patience and stay safe.”

    Santa Monica Boulevard was closed for several hours, but has since been repaired.

    There are no details available at the moment of how long it took to stop the water flow last night, or if there were any injuries/arrests reported.

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    11 months ago

    I can’t say I’m sorry to see that one of those hideous blue globe light fixtures was taken out. I wish they had hit them all. They need to be replaced.

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