LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Department of Water and Power got off to a rocky start this morning after a pair of early morning water main breaks.
The first happened in Sherman Oaks around midnight when a call for service came into the Los Angeles Police Department for an apparent water main break at the intersection of Hartsook Street and Costello Avenue. According to police, LADWP came out to shut off the water.
LAPD said there was some damage to the street.
The second break happened at approximately 2 a.m. in Westwood at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Glen, according to police.
An 8-inch cast iron pipe broke in multiple places, sending water flowing downhill about five blocks, causing parts of the street to buckle.
It’s not known yet how many customers were affected, but service should be restored by noon.
At least one lane is shut down on both Wilshire and Beverly Glen for the repair work.