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Service Restored In Hollywood After Water Main Break

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HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Service was fully restored Thursday afternoon in the Hollywood Hills following a water main break that flooded an apartment building’s subterranean parking garage, damaged two units and several homes in the area.

Service to approximately 30 residential buildings was interrupted after the 12-inch water main ruptured just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 2200 block of N. Cahuenga Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

A Department of Water and Power crew was called to the scene just before 8 p.m. and worked through the night.

“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.

Utility spokeswoman Carol Tucker said the 82-year-old pipe had been repaired and service fully restored at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officials are still working to re-open lanes on N. Cahuenga near the 101 Freeway that have remained closed since the water main burst.

“The pipe is repaired, but the street is not,” LAFD spokesperson Katherine Main said.

An investigation is ongoing into the cause of the break.

Miller said they are not uncommon.

“We have probably on average two main breaks per day, just depends on which neighborhood, where and how bad,” he told KNX1070’s Dick Helton.

RELATED: Crews Work To Repair Broken Water Main In Hollywood

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