Two LA Water Mains Break Nearly Simultaneously, One Reportedly Causing Small Sinkhole

Two broken water mains were being repaired in Los Angeles Saturday morning, one in Reseda and another in Koreatown, according to the LA Department of Water and Power.

In Koreatown, cars splashed through a river of water gushing from a break on 5th Street, between Ardmore and Normandie avenues, a DWP spokesman said. An 8-inch cast-iron pipe was reported broken at 5:11 a.m.

A small sinkhole formed under a car at the site of the break, according to a cameraman.

The Reseda break occurred at 5:15 a.m., at 5203 Calvin Avenue, a DWP spokesman said. Water was being shut off from the broken 6-inch cast-iron pipe just before 6 a.m.

The utility sent workers out to each break, but didn't provide estimates for how many customers would be impacted by the breaks.

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