3 Separate Water Main Breaks Around L.A. Leave Dozens Without Service

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Los Angeles DWP crews were working to repair and clean up after three separate water main breaks that left dozens of customers in Los Feliz, East Hollywood and Eagle Rock without service Friday morning.

A 4-inch pipe burst in the 3700 block of Effingham Place in Los Feliz around midnight, sending cascades of water down the street and flooding the basement of a nearby home, according to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Spokesperson Kim Hughes.

About 30 customers were without water as a result of the rupture, Hughes added.

By 6:20 a.m., crews had shut off the water in the immediate area and repairs on the broken pipe were underway, DWP tweeted.

It was not immediately clear how long it would take to fix the 90-year-old pipe, or how long affected residents would be without service.

The water main break in Los Feliz was the first of three that occurred within a span of about three hours overnight, according to Hughes.

A 12-inch pipe burst in Eagle Rock shortly after 2 a.m., leaving 20 customers without water service, Hughes said. Then, at about 3:15 a.m., another 6-inch pipe broke in East Hollywood, affecting 30 customers in the area as a result.

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