Broken water main creates large sinkhole in Mar Vista

Utility crews today worked to repair water main breaks in the Silver Lake and Mar Vista areas that left about 100 customers without service and caused a sinkhole in one neighborhood.

At 2:15 a.m., an 8-inch main break was reported in the 2400 block of Glendale Boulevard in the Silver Lake area, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Gale Harris said.

At 3:15 a.m., a 4-inch main break was reported in the 3900 block of Moore Street in the Mar Vista area, the LADWP reported.

In the second break, some debris propelled by the high-pressure water damaged several nearby vehicles, an LADWP representative said.

A sinkhole several feet deep also developed around the broken pipe.

It was not immediately known when there would be complete water restoration to the affected areas.

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