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Landslide sends hillside onto Hollywood street

December 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Emergency crews are helping clean-up a mess created by small landslide on a Hollywood street.Officials said a sprinkler system or broken water line apparently triggered the slide on Los Tilos Road in the Whitley Heights neighborhood at about 5:30 a.m.

Residents said they were awakened by a loud noise.

Linda Chapman, 63, said a crashing sound awoke her and she thought it was car wreck. When she looked outside, she saw a mound of soil and vegetation piled up against a red Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Officials said only the car was damaged.

About 2 feet of soil was covering a section of the residential road blocking access to about a dozen homes. Clean-up crews have temporarily shut down Los Tilos road while they clean up the debris.


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