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Early Morning Water Main Breaks East of Fairfax Create Problems

According to the LADWP, early morning water main breaks were likely caused by work done yesterday at Franklin Canyon Reservoir. As of 6:30a, LADWP crews were responding to 3 confirmed water main breaks and 5 additional potential breaks in Metro LA.

One confirmed break is in the area of 3rd and Fairfax…leading to the temporary closing of 3rd Street between Ogden and Fairfax as crews work to repair about 70 feet of roadway damaged by the break in an 8 inch line. Also, the Starbucks at Farmers Market is temporarily closed due to no water service. Other Farmers Market businesses appear to be unaffected – but it’s early and we advise double checking throughout the day.

According to tweets sent out by @LADWP as they began to get a handle on what was occurring, “Franklin Cyn Reservoir was taken offline Monday for diver inspection of floating cover and water was routed thru another system. Pressure changes,┬áincluding over-pressurization can occur in this type of operation, exposing weak pipes and leading to main breaks”.

At 8:25a, @LADWP tweeted that only 110 DWP customers are affected by 5 confirmed 6″ and 8″ water main breaks in the metro area this morning.

Further details will be available via @LADWP…we will re-tweet important updates. Expect traffic delays in the area around Fairfax and 3rd.

LADWP Fairfax Avenue Main Break News


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  1. UPDATE: Six leaks reported so far, maybe a 7th:

    900 block of Croft Avenue
    5800 block of La Mirada Avenue
    6000 block of Waring Avenue
    1100 block of N. McCadden Place
    300 block of N. Vista Street
    Intersection of Fairfax Avenue & Third Stree

    There are also reports of a leak at Melrose Avenue and La Cienega.

    Third Street is closed between Ogden Drive and Fairfax Avenue.

    LADWP will make updates via and the Department’s Twitter account, @LADWP, as more information becomes available.

    • More info –
      @LADWP TRAFFIC ALERT: 3rd Street between Ogden & Fairfax estimated to be closed in both directions until 7pm 2nite


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