Rossmore Avenue, between Muirfield Avenue and Beverly Blvd., is flooded due to last night’s heavy rain.
Brian Hannan, a Rossmore resident whose front yard is flooded and was unable to get out of his driveway, told the Buzz that he started seeing huge sprays of water coming from cars speeding down the street late last night, unaware of the large and growing puddle of water. He alerted 311, and around midnight LAPD came and closed off the street. Hannan said the street has flooded several times this year, once stranding a driver in his car for hours before trucks were able to tow him out. But he said this flood is the worst he’s ever seen since he moved here five years ago.
Earlier today, the Hancock Park Homeowners Association sent out an alert to area neighbors:
“Please avoid Rossmore this morning… the street has been flooded since late last night. Our CD5 Council Office, DWP, LA Sanitation and Street Services have all been notified and are working to fix the flooding.”
As we posted this story late this morning, Hannan sent us this photo of city crews from the Bureaus of Sanitation and Street Services, along with LADWP, working to clear the flooding. Hannan told us crew hoped to drain the street today.
“We have had an extremely wet winter and and these issues compound with so much water and debris flowing into our storm drains,” explained Leo Daube, CD5 Communications Director. “We have used our discretionary funds to contract with the LA Conservation Corps to clear debris ahead of the storms, and we encourage residents to call us or 311 to report blockages.”
Communications staff from the Bureau of Street Services told us that it’s extremely important that resident call to report a pot hole, a downed tree, etc., because the city won’t know about it unless it’s logged through the 311 system. During a storm event like this one, crews are out responding to these service requests. Apparently they have already repaired hundreds of pot holes that were reported. Reports can be made by calling 311 or online using the 311 app,
About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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I have lived in this area for 50 years and have see this flooding several times. It was and should continue to be called “Lake Rossmore”.
One resident used to put his row boat in and paddle a round. Great sense of humor.