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Lucerne Blvd. Water Breaks Leave Residents Without Water Last Night

LADWP crews worked late last night to repair leaks in the water line under Lucerne Blvd., which occurred following a repair to a fire hydrant that had been hit by a motorist.


Larchmont Village residents on Lucerne Blvd., between Rosewood and Melrose Avenue, were without water for several hours last night while LADWP crews worked to repair leaks in a water line under Lucerne Blvd. The leaks followed a repair to a fire hydrant near Clinton and Lucerne that had been hit by a motorist.

According to local residents, LAFD quickly responded, turned off the water and stopped the geyser of water flooding the street. But when they turned the water back on, water began bubbling up and running down the 500 and 600 blocks of Lucerne.

LADWP workers arrived promptly and prepared to shut off the water to the homes on the two blocks. According to neighbors who were in constant communication with each other, sharing information, the workers instructed residents to fill their bathtubs with water in preparation of a water shut off that could possibly last a period of time, explained Clelia El Adl Clemens, a Lucerne Blvd. resident who shared these photos with the Buzz.  The water outage only affected residents of Lucerne for approximately three hours, though it did force the closure of a beloved local restaurant, Osteria Mamma, apparently for the second time in recent months, due to water issues.

El Adl Clemens told the Buzz all the residents deeply appreciated the efficient efforts of all the city crews, who ended up working very late on a cold night.


LAFD arrived on the scene to stop the water from flowing out of the damaged hydrant.


Lucerne Blvd. was flooded after a motorist hit a fire hydrant.


Once the water was turned back on to the hydrant, the force of the water pressure caused several breaks in the water line under Lucerne Blvd. between Rosewood and Melrose Avenue, requiring LADWP to shut off the water to local residents in order to repair the line.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the 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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