VAN NUYS (CBSLA) – City crews struggled to halt the water flow after a pipe break sent thousands of gallons of water gushing into a roadway in a Van Nuys neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

capture54 Water Main Break Creates Muddy Mess In Van Nuys Neighborhood


Sometime before 3 a.m., a six-inch water main broke at the intersection of Lennox Avenue and Sherman Way, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

LADWP crews arrived on scene at 3:30 a.m. and worked to shut off the water. However, as of 6:30 a.m., there was still a small amount of water flowing from the main.

The water flow also damaged the roadway. About 25 LADWP customers were without water. There was no word of any damage or flooding to nearby homes and businesses.

Crews were working to fix the leak the leak and repair the road. LADWP said it was hoping to have repairs done by 3 p.m. Drivers should avoid the area.

The cause of the break was not immediately known.


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