HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were able to stop most of the flow of water from a water main break that threatened several homes and businesses in Hollywood Hills on Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 a.m. The water main break sent several gallons of water rushing into neighborhoods and businesses.
Los Angeles Fire Department officials reported the break on an 8-inch water main on the 3300 block of Oak Glen Drive just before noon on Sunday. It is not known the total amount of water spilled due to the water main break.
Several LADWP customers were left with low water pressure as a result of the flooding. Firefighters were still checking buildings where the flooding occurred Sunday afternoon. LAFD dump trucks utilized sandbags to address the needs of the residents, but no evacuations were put into place.
Southbound lanes of Cahuenga Boulevard were closed, as the LADWP began cleanup caused by the water main break. It took crews almost 9 hours to clean up damages caused by the massive water flow.
Even though water main breaks are uncommon during the summer months, the LADWP will be assessing the cause of the break. The LADWP tweeted, “Hollywood Hills main break- as of 7:30am, Pipe (58 yr. old., 8″ CI) is repaired, all traffic lanes are now open and incident is closed.”