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Water off in Hawthorne after water main break

February 1, 2010 12:03:47 AM PST
A water main break in Hawthorne disrupted service to the area on Monday morning.The leak was reported in the 3600 block of West 147th Street at about 4:30 a.m. The pipe ruptured, and water was still bubbling to the surface two hours later.

The water is off and repair work is under way at 147th Street and Yukon Avenue. About 20 customers are affected by the shutoff.

This is just the latest in a series of ruptures to water mains in Southern California.