Water main break floods 7th Street between Cedar and Chestnut

Long Beach Water Department crews were busy making repairs after a water main break flooded Seventh Street between Cedar Avenue and Chestnut Avenue Wednesday.

The main broke at 827 Pacific Avenue, but water flowed down the roadway to Ninth Street, Pacific Avenue and Cedar Avenue, LBWD spokeswoman Kaylee Weatherly said.

The water pooled on Seventh Street between Cedar Avenue and Chestnut Avenue, closing down part of the street. The road reopened Wednesday afternoon, but crews were scheduled to continue making repairs at Pacific Avenue for at least a few more hours.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.