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Two water mains break in L.A., disrupting service to dozens of customers

December 16, 2009 |  8:47 am

Water service was interrupted this morning for dozens of customers in Reseda and the Miracle Mile area after two separate water mains ruptured, said a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

A 6-inch main broke at about midnight at South Cloverdale Avenue and West 8th Street in the Miracle Mile, disrupting service for about 15 residents, said Maychelle Yee, a DWP spokeswoman. It caused minor flooding but did not damage vehicles or homes, she said.

The second main broke shortly after 2 a.m. in Reseda, where about 30 residential and business customers lost service. The 12-inch main broke at Tampa Avenue and Vanowen Street, forcing officials to close Tampa while crews made repairs. No damage was reported.

-- Ruben Vives