Tarzana water main break floods, shuts down streets

TARZANA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A significant water main break in Tarzana flooded streets Friday afternoon and caused traffic to be shut down in surrounding areas.

The break happened around 2:16 p.m. at the corner of Tampa Avenue and Wells Drive, according to officials from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Crews were able to shut down the 12-inch cast-iron pipe, said to have been installed in 1936, around 3:45 p.m. and were working to have it repaired by 9 p.m., LADWP officials said.

The break led to flooding of surrounding streets, and vehicles on the road were seen turning away from the mess as waters rose. Road repairs were expected to be completed by midnight.

LADWP officials said a total of 22 homes were without water and half a dozen were without power due to the break.

Crews said no damage was caused by the flooding.
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