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Water main repaired in Hollywood; some residents without water

A hole on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood exposes a 12-inch cast iron water main break. The pipe was installed in 1931.
A hole on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood exposes a 12-inch cast iron water main break. The pipe was installed in 1931.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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One lane on North Cahuenga Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills remained closed Thursday morning after a water main ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of water into the neighborhood.

The pipe broke just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, north of the 101 Freeway, and flooded the underground garage of an apartment complex, one apartment unit and streets.

Thirty people remained without water Thursday, and service was expected to be restored by the afternoon, said Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Carol Tucker.

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The leak was sealed off at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday.

The rupture occurred in an 8-foot section of a 12-inch water main built in 1931, Tucker said. It was unclear what made the pipe burst, Tucker said, but the line is more than 80 years old. The 8-foot section will be replaced.

One northbound lane on Cahuenga near the flood was open for cars, Tucker said.

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