LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Residents in Hancock Park were without water Monday as crews worked to repair a broken water main, officials said.
Between 30 to 40 homes near Lorraine Boulevard and Fifth Street were affected by the rupture shortly before 5 a.m. this morning, KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reported.READ MORE: Actor Peter Dante, Regular In Adam Sandler Movies, Accused Of Antisemitic Remarks In Recent Lawsuit
The 6-inch cast iron main that ruptured was installed in 1925, according to the DWP’s Kirk Broulliard, who described the rupture as a “moderate” break.READ MORE: West Hills Stolen Motorcycle Suspect Identified As Ruben Contreras Jr.
Crews hope to have the section of pipe that ruptured repaired by mid-afternoon, but fixing the street may take a bit longer.
“We’ll make the repairs, we’ll make the repairs to the concrete afterwards and make the street driveable,” Broulliard said.MORE NEWS: LA County Sees Another 72 Deaths Related To COVID-19
Officials say the street should be fully restored by mid-week.