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UCLA water-main break: Hundreds
of cars remain marooned on campus

Los Angeles Times, by Matt Stevens, Joseph Serna

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/30/2014 2:56:49 PM

At least 700 cars remained trapped Wednesday inside two parking structures at UCLA after a 93-year-old water main ruptured, spewing up to 10 million gallons of water onto the campus and nearby streets. Using an online registration system to track vehicles in the university´s lots, campus officials have determined that nearly 400 of the marooned cars belong to students, almost 300 to campus staff, more than a dozen to faculty and about 40 to visitors. Officials on Wednesday said up to 300 of the vehicles were partially submerged in water and several hundred more were damaged. On Tuesday, firefighters helped

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 7/30/2014 3:07:18 PM     (No. 9946657)

In a real irony, water-use restrictions go into effect today. I´ve used the UCLA underground parking and there are offices at that level, as well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/30/2014 3:59:09 PM     (No. 9946728)

You just never know what kind of surprise you may face any given day. Sometimes they are good, sometimes bad. At least no one died in this case, although having to replace a vehicle will really bite.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: craige, 7/30/2014 5:10:17 PM     (No. 9946846)

Water and electricity went out. Having a source of water and electricity can be necessary, even in the city. Infrastructure is aging, and little is being done to update it.

At home, a couple if extra gallons of water, flashlights, candles, a Coleman stove, and canned goods, can make things more comfortable. I live in the high desert, and always carry a gallon of water, a blanket, and some food in my car. I also carry food and water on my tricycle.

Nothing radical, just common sense...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ho72, 7/30/2014 6:33:20 PM     (No. 9946937)

Waiting for someone to blame this on climate change...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/31/2014 6:00:41 AM     (No. 9947399)

Well, now they have water!

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