LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Water main breaks hit two neighborhoods just a few hours and within three miles from each other early Thursday morning.
The 6-inch pipe, which officials say was installed in 1912, burst about 1 a.m. Thursday along north Robinson in the Westlake District, sending water flowing into the neighborhood and under the asphalt. A large sinkhole developed in the middle of the street as a result of the water main break.READ MORE: San Bernardino Investigators Say Loma Linda Sexual Predator May Have More Underage Victims That Have Not Yet Come Forward
Water was shut off to 42 homes in the area and crews are on the scene working on repairing the pipe. Service restored to the area at about 7:40 a.m.READ MORE: Drone Video: Great White Sharks Off California's Coast Are More Common Than You Think
About an hour later and three miles away, another water main burst in Hancock Park, not far from a break that happened about week before.
A third water main break was reported near LAX at about 8:40 a.m., prompting the closure of 96th Street between Vicksburg and Jenny.MORE NEWS: 'Just Not Fair': Gascón Drops Bid For Death Penalty In Killing Of 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos
The city of Los Angeles has about 6,000 miles of pipes, and LADWP says they have a plan to replace 215,000 feet of old pipe by 2025.