HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A water main break early Monday sent a deluge of water gushing into residential streets of Hollywood.
It happened around 3 a.m. at 2244 North Cahuenga Boulevard near Odin Street.READ MORE: DEA Agents Going Online In Effort To Catch Drug Dealers, Distributors
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews attending to the rupture closed Odin St. but left Cahuenga open to traffic, CBS2/KCAL9’s Jasmine Viel reports. Water will be turned off to approximately 80 residents until 4 p.m.READ MORE: Report: Orange County Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Up 1,200%
LADWP says the amount of flooding depends on pressure and soil conditions. In this case, the 8-inch pipeline caused a significant amount of damage because it was so close to the street surface.
This is the latest in a string of water main breaks in Hollywood, where aging pipes are increasingly giving out.MORE NEWS: OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
Viel reports that many of the failing pipes in recent weeks were installed 80 to 90 years ago. Monday’s burst pipe was built in 1926.