HOLLYWOOD HILLS—A water pipe break on Saturday, December 19 resulted in the flooding of Appian Way near Barcelona and Stanley. The 6-inch break was reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department at 7:39 a.m. The LADWP reported that the break impacted more than 40 customers.
The pipe broke near two homes and caused mud to slide against the rear of the structures reported LAFD Spokesperson Erik Scott.
Water flow was immediately shut-off by the LAFD and LADWP, but a large amount of water and mud managed to enter both homes in the region where the pipe burst.
Firefighters helped residents in retrieving personal belongings during the incident. There were no reports of any injuries sustained during the pipe burst and flooding. An approximate 20-inch section of the roadway collapsed in the process.
Adam Miller, Neighborhood Advocate of Silver Lake of District 4 for Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu reported from the scene of the accident. In an email to Canyon News, Miller indicated that a hillside collapsed and more than 50 residents up the hill were without water. The hillside was listed in stable condition.
“When I left, DWP had capped one of the two ends of the water main, and were drilling down to cap the other end. The road itself is simply gone. There is no estimate on its return to service, as that would be a BoE call. This slide will have to be engineered and repaired by contractor with beam & retaining walls according to Craig, DWP crews will make it safe,” said Miller in the email.
The break at 8633 Appian Way and Stanley Hills Drive was fixed by officials and serviced restored to customers at 9:30 p.m.