STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Ninety-five DWP customers were without water Tuesday as crews are working to repair a ruptured water main that left a busy section of Studio City completely submerged overnight.

Ventura Boulevard was shut down near Whitsett Avenue around 9 p.m. Monday after a 12-inch cast iron water main broke and sent three feet of water into the middle of the road.

One lane in each direction was opened late Tuesday morning, but not before the morning commute.

DWP officials say local businesses were primarily affected, but firefighters also worked to save cars parked on the street.

“If people can stay off the street for a little while, it would be a great help so we could get the situation under control,” LAFD captain Duane Golden told CBS2.

The fire department says this is the largest of four water main breaks in the Studio City area since last summer. Authorities say they have been caused by the city’s aging infrastructure.

Monday night’s rupture was near the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Ventura Boulevard, where homes and businesses were heavily damaged by flood waters two years ago.

All lanes of Ventura Boulevard are expected to reopen, and customers are expected to have service restored around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Comments (7)
  1. Giovanni Magana says:

    Gee. I wonder how old the infrastructure of downtown LA is. it hasn`t been fix for at least 40 years. one of these day the`re going to collapse, specially since they are doing so much construction lately, and old building are been occupy at a fast pace, too much water flowing thru an old piping system

    1. IndyinSC says:

      It doesn’t matter as long as the mayor and his gang get their bribes, ‘scuse me, I meant to say contributions from lobbyists and they get to take money from the gas tax that is supposed to go toward maintaining the streets and use it to support criminals, drug addicts, and illegal aliens. It’s great to live in Los Angeles.

      1. Hayden Sherman says:

        Amen to that.

  2. Hayden Sherman says:

    thank you for telling us that cold water can cause the pipes to shrink several time. How else can you waste more of my life? Trying to get me to follow you goons on Twitter and Facebook

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