Repairs Underway After Water Main Break Damages Major Street in Highland Park

The Department of Water and Power is on scene assessing the situation.

By Samia Khan and Toni Guinyard
|  Thursday, Jul 17, 2014  |  Updated 10:01 PM PDT
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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.

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.

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Repairs After Water Main Break Closes Highland Park Street

Repair crews were beginning to fix a street badly damaged by a water main break in Highland Park Thursday. Lolita Lopez reports live from Highland Park for the NBC4 News at Noon on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Water Main Break Causes Headaches in Highland Park

A water main break caused significant damage and closed down a major street in Highland Park early Thursday. Toni Guinyard reports live from Highland Park on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
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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.


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