HOLLYWOOD HILLS—At around 2:30 a.m. on June 29, a water main broke at 2244 North Cahuenga Blvd. at Odin Street, just east of the 101 freeway.
The water main break was reported at 3 a.m. where officials turned the water off for about 80 homes, affecting more than a 100 residents. Services are expected to be restored around 3 p.m.
The ruptured eight-inch cast iron pipe was built in 1926. The cause of the break is yet to be determined.
The Los Angeles Fire Department indicated there was no damage to homes, but the road buckled, causing the asphalt to expand upwards causing an elevation.
A similar water main break occurred on February 18, involving an 18-inch water main on Dix Street neat Cahuenga Boulevard. That incident resulted in vehicles nearby suffering damage. This was also a pipe more than 90 years old. It was conjectured that the age of the pipe and the pressure of the hillside location may have played a role in the break.