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Tar Oozes On To Sidewalk, Street Near La Brea Tar Pits
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Tar Oozes On To Sidewalk, Street Near La Brea Tar Pits

"I've seen it bubble up a little bit before, and it's always fascinating when it happens. Thinking, OK, the tar pits are gonna win this time and take over the world," Andrea Ross-Greene said laughing. "This is the biggest eruption I've seen, and I think it's pretty cool."

The earth has been oozing tar and methane gas in the area since pre-historic times.

Eruptions are fairly common in the area, but residents say it's is a relatively large leak that's easy to see and smell.

The city will continue to clear the tar spillage until it hardens, essentially sealing itself off.