Fire hydrant leak causes lane closures near 2nd and PCH

A fire hydrant leaking water into the street briefly closed an eastbound lane on 2nd Street and the left turn lane from Pacific Coast Highway to 2nd Street Friday afternoon, officials said.

A construction crew accidentally “clipped” a water line or a fire hydrant at 2nd Street and Shopkeeper Road, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Matt Dobberpuhl said.

Officials weren’t immediately sure how long it will take to reopen the lanes, police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.

The Water Department was on scene around 3:30 p.m. to shut off the water.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State 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 and two cats.