STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — Final repairs were made Friday on a water main break that throttled Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City down to one lane in each direction for nearly 24 hours.
LADWP crews worked on repairing the rupture throughout the night, but all lanes of the major thoroughfare between the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood reopened by late morning.READ MORE: Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 1 Of 13 Service Members Killed In Kabul Suicide Bomb Attack, Memorialized At Riverside Church
“The water main break did cause some extensive tree damage quite a bit away, so that does take time,” DWP’s Jaime Castrellon said. “But the main key is to do this job right. Laurel Canyon is a major street, we got a lot of speeding cars going through here, we want to make sure the road is safe for them.”
The 18-inch main, which was installed in the 1930s, ruptured at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The resulting flood of water forced the closure of Laurel Canyon between Mulholland Drive and Ventura Boulevard.READ MORE: George W. Bush To Speak in Beverly Hills, Long Beach
One lane of the roadway was reopened in both directions Thursday afternoon.
No customers experienced service disruptions due to the break, DWP spokeswoman Mia Rose Wong said.MORE NEWS: Biker With Several Felony Warrants Arrested In Westminster
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