UPDATE- Waterline Break Snarls Traffic, Creates Sinkhole

UPDATE 4:48 p.m.: It was originally reported that L.A. County Dept. of Public Works was the agency responsible for rupturing the CVWD water main. However, it is now known that a subcontractor for the Glendale Dept. of Public Works  appears to be responsible.

Crescenta Valley Water District, Glendale Public Works and Glendale Water and Power are working together to repair the damage.

“We know that this is going to be a busy holiday weekend,” said Sgt. Tom Lorenz, spokesperson for the City of Glendale.

UPDATE-12:36 p.m.: All residential customers who were affected by the water main break have had their power restored. Businesses that are north of Verdugo Boulevard including Carl’s Jr. have yet to have their water restored.

“We aren’t certain how long that will take,” said Christy Scott, spokeswoman for Crescenta Valley Water District.

Residents and businesses that are south of Honolulu Avenue to La Crescenta Avenue may see some sediment in their water.

“We are in the process of flushing the [water] lines,” Scott said.

This can cause sediment in the water. Scott advised customers to run their faucets until the water runs clean.

CVWD along with employees from Los Angeles County and City of Glendale are working to restore the water line and repair the street; however, it will take several hours. Drivers are advised to avoid the intersection of Honolulu Avenue/Verdugo Boulevard/Montrose Avenue and Verdugo Road. The intersection is still blocked to eastbound traffic as well as westbound traffic on Verdugo Road near Clifton Place.





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A waterline break this morning at the construction site at the intersection of Verdugo Road and Honolulu Avenue has closed the eastbound traffic of Verdugo Road and Broadview Drive.
According to Christy Scott of the Crescenta Valley Water District, the damage was caused when the County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works hit a CVWD 12-inch main line.

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Glendale Water Dept. is on scene assisting, said Sgt. Tom Lorenz from the the City of Glendale.
CVWD General Manager Dennis Erdman is on scene and evaluating the situation. There are no estimates as to how much water was lost.
“Water will be restored as quickly as possible and we appreciate the patience of all those affected,” said Ron Mitchell of the CVWD.

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A sinkhole was created due to the broken water main on Verdugo Boulevard at the intersection of Honolulu Avenue at Verdugo Boulevard/Montrose Avenue. Westbound access to Honolulu Avenue has been affected.
   CV Weekly will continue to provide updates on this story.

One Response to "UPDATE- Waterline Break Snarls Traffic, Creates Sinkhole"

  1. ernie   July 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Nice going, what is this 1975? We have tools to determine where water mains are

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