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Wilmington water main break causes wet mess

January 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A six-inch water main is to blame for a mess in Wilmington. The main, in the 1000 block of North Alameda Street, burst at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was forced to close the popular truck route to make repairs. Alameda Street is sometimes used by big-rig drivers to avoid traffic on the Harbor (110) Freeway.

The DWP says only a few customers were affected by the rupture and shut-off. Water service was restored by about 10 a.m.

City News Service contributed to this report.