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Crews dig in to fix underground pipeline from sinkhole incident

Crews plan to work through Thursday morning to repair an underground water main that ruptured in Montrose earlier this month.

The Crescenta Valley Water District notified 104 property owners — residential and business combined — about the repair at the intersection of Verdugo Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue, said Christy Scott, spokeswoman for the water district.

All four lanes of westbound Verdugo and eastbound Honolulu will be closed during the repair project, which began last night. The utility also alerted emergency personnel, such as police and fire, about the street closure.

Businesses and homes connected to the main were notified by a door-to-door visit or letter.

“This shutdown is to complete a permanent weld to repair that damage,” Scott said.

On July 1, a contractor, hired by the city of Glendale, punctured the main while digging a hole into the ground as part of road improvements. The break spilled more than 800,000 gallons of water, and a sinkhole formed around the break, collapsing surrounding asphalt.

The main break closed westbound Verdugo Boulevard at Clifton Place for two days.

Some residential customers complained of low water pressure after the break, so the water district shut off the main for an hour after the break and resolved the water issues.

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