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Water Main Break Closed Colorado Ave at 22nd Street Tuesday

Update: The water is back on, as of 7:30 pm Tuesday


March 19, 2017

Location of the water main break

3/15/17--A water main broke on Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. Tuesday night, said the city manager's office in a press release. The break caused a loss of water and other services to several commercial buildings near the intersection.

"Since 5 a.m. Public Works crews have been on site to excavate the area and patch the pipe to resume water to water customers in the surrounding area. Once excavated, it became clear that a Los Angeles County storm drain pipe was also damaged and in need of repair. The City is working with the County," wrote public information officer Constance Ferrel.

"Recent heavy rains are the cause of the damage. It is likely that either the storm drain pipe or the water main was damaged, causing erosion of the surrounding dirt and concrete fill. The erosion caused the street above to partially collapse, creating a small sink hole. Crews had to excavate the area to get to the pipe in need of repair," she said.


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