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Traffic clogged as pipes poured into the street following five water main breaks in the Fairfax District this morning.
At least 110 customers are without service, and 3rd St. has been closed between Ogden and Fairfax, as a result of the leak, reports LADWP.
According to the utility, reps are responding on the scene at the following locations:
- 900 block of Croft Avenue
- 5800 block of La Mirada Avenue
- 6000 block of Waring Avenue
- 1100 block of N. McCadden Place
- Intersection of Fairfax Avenue & Third Street
The leaks are believed to be related to inspection work yesterday at the Lower Franklin Reservoir -- the reservoir is taken offline and temporarily replaced by a different source of water as part of regular inspection protocol, says a statement from LADWP.
Operational changes such as these can cause fluctuations in pressure and expose weaknesses in older main lines.
UPDATE 11 a.m. LADWP increased the number of breaks it is working on to six and said:
TRAFFIC ALERT:3rd Street between Ogden & Fairfax estimated to be closed in both directions until 7pm 2nite— LADWP (@LADWP) April 3, 2012