Lolita Lopez/Tom Bravo
Water main breaks in the Highland Park and Silver Lake neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Thursday put pressure on repair crews working to replace both aging and ruptured pipes. Lolita Lopez reports from Highland Park for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Repairs were being made to a major street in Highland Park after a water main burst Thursday morning.
Officials arrived to a scene of heavy water flow near York Boulevard and Avenue 53 around 2 a.m.
Because of the water pressure, some of the soil underneath the asphalt has been pushed out, and as a result, eastbound and westbound lanes on York Boulevard have been damaged.
York Boulevard was closed from Avenue 53 to Avenue 54, officials said.
Water was shut off to 26 businesses while repairs are being done. There is no estimated time for when repairs will be complete.
Significant damage affected the eastbound lanes of York at Avenue 53 (right).
There were no reports of homes or businesses that were damaged.