Ruptured DWP Line Floods Streets In Downtown

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Street flooding in downtown Los Angeles was caused by a ruptured two-inch service line Friday, but it did not disrupt service to the area, a Los Angeles DWP official said.

The street flooding was reported at Sixth Street and Broadway at 9:04 a.m. by a passersby, Los Angeles Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The flooding was caused by a broken two-inch service line, a DWP representative said.

Crews are working on the break and it should be repaired by early Friday afternoon, she said.

Service was not disrupted to any DWP customers.

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  • kbreak

    It would sure be interesting to know what intersections or streets are affected.
    Any street closures?

  • bob schultz

    don’t blame me, I only water MWF for 8 minutes. If that did it, it”s the DWP’s fault.

  • denny2010

    It says it happened at 6th and Broadway.

  • newlifeholistic

    Earth Changes — The Plates are moving causing stretch zones breaking the lines. Expect more.

  • cougo

    And the “Flooding” from a 2″ line was such that the cameraman had to use a trick shot to make it LOOK like there was some sort of danger or difficulty which surely there was not.

  • daryll

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