Broken Water Main Leaves Part Cahuenga Boulevard Underwater in Hollywood

Cleanup and water main repairs will have part of Cahuenga Boulevard closed into early Thursday afternoon.

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Drivers encountered about 3 feet of standing water where they’d usually find part of Cahuenga Boulevard Thursday morning in Hollywood.

A broken water main left part of the street flooded near the 101 Freeway in Hollywood.

Water leaked from a 12-inch cast iron water main in the 2200 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said. Cahuenga Boulevard will be closed between Iris Drive and Whitley Avenue in both directions for repairs.

"We have to shut off the water,'' she said."`The pipes are all located under the street.

"They have to excavate that portion of the street where the ruptured pipe is. Then they bring in replacement pipe.''

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