HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Only one lane of a crucial Hollywood street was open Thursday after a water main break flooded an apartment building’s subterranean parking garage and damaged two units.
The 12-inch water main ruptured just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of N. Cahuenga Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
“We’ve got about an eight-foot split on the pipe, which is a break on the pipe longitudinally,” Mike Miller, District Supervisor of the Department of Water and Power, said.
DWP crews were called to the scene around 8 p.m. to fix the broken pipe and continued to work through the night.
“They’ll actually cut a section of pipe out and installed a new piece of pipe,” Miller said.
Service to approximately 30 residential buildings was interrupted as a result, officials said. Crews hope to restore water to those structures and repair the 82-year-old pipe by noon.
“We have probably on average two main breaks per day, just depends on which neighborhood, where and how bad,” Miller told KNX1070’s Dick Helton.