LADWP Repairs Water Main in Hollywood

The break on Highland was repaired in time for the morning drive

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Crews worked  through the night to repair a water main on Highland Avenue in time for the morning commute, she said.

It seemed as though the cold, hard task of repairing an eight-inch water  main break on Highland Avenue would not be completed in time to reopen the  major street between Santa Monica Boulevard and Lexington Avenue in time for  the morning rush, spokeswoman Terry Schneider said. Crews were still working at 5 a.m. and  the street was not repaired.

Then, just before 5:30 a.m. word came that northbound Highland Avenue  was open and the southbound side would be open by 6 a.m., Schneider said.

The DWP was called about the break at about 9 p.m. Sunday, she said.

Water was subsequently shut off to the area, but  Schneider said she did  not know how many customers were affected.

Highland Avenue remained shut down all night. Schneider said crews  brought in extra equipment to speed up the repairs, but still hadn't finished  by 4 a.m.

Schneider also was checking out a report of another water main break, in  the 1700 block of South Orange Drive, between Pickford Street and Saint Elmo  Drive, in the Mid-City area. 

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