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UCLA campus under water

Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power assistant general manager Jim McDaniel says the pipe was shut off around 7 p.m., some 3 1/2 hours after it broke under Sunset Boulevard and began spewing water onto the nearby campus.

McDaniel says an estimated eight to 10 million gallons were released. He says the entire city of Los Angeles uses 55 million gallons per day.

Workers had to slowly close three valves to safely shut off the 93-year-old pipe.

The mayor's office said in a statement that water service and quality were not affected by the break.

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