UCLA flood update: DWP completes repairs to main water lines, begins resurfacing work

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees pump water out of the hole created on Sunset Boulevard after a water main ruptured and flooded parts of the UCLA campus. Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC

Crews have completed repairs on two ruptured water lines that caused flooding of Sunset Boulevard and a large area of UCLA's campus, officials for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) said Sunday.

The agency said in a statement that workers will turn their attention to filling the area up and resurfacing the street. 

DWP spokesperson Jane Galbraith told KPCC the work of preparing and repaving the street was turned over to a contractor at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Still, there's no estimate as to when the street will be reopened to traffic.

According to the DWP:

As these operations continue, it is possible that smaller main leaks and breaks could occur in the area, as pressures fluctuate and the system stabilizes.  Should a leak or break occur, LADWP water system crews will respond immediately.

The agency said students and residents looking to file claims on flood-related damages can find them on UCLA campus at the entrance to parking lot 36, the site where hundreds of cars were submerged during the flood.