Water main break floods Palo Verde; cleanup could stretch into Thursday • Long Beach Post


ADVERTISEMENT - Story continues below
Advertise with the Post

Water main break floods Palo Verde Avenue

A water main break overnight shut down a stretch of Palo Verde Avenue, and the roadway was expected to stay closed while crews made repairs and cleaned up today and tomorrow, according to authorities.

Posted by Long Beach Post on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A water main break overnight shut down a stretch of Palo Verde Avenue, and the roadway was expected to stay closed while crews made repairs and cleaned up today and tomorrow, according to authorities.

The 8-inch water main broke some time in the early morning, flooding Palo Verde at Metz Street and interrupting water service for 27 customers, according to Long Beach Water Department spokeswomen Kaylee Weatherly.

Weatherly said she was alerted to the break around 4 a.m. Crews quickly headed to the scene and got the water shut off.

“We’re on site and working quickly to make the repairs,” she said.

Water pours out of a pipe after a water main break at Palo Verde Avenue and Metz Street in Long Beach August 15, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

Palo Verde was shut down between Spring Street and Wardlow Road, according to Weatherly.

She said repairs were expected to be complete some time Wednesday, but cleaning up all the mud from the flooding may take until Thursday.

Weatherly said the line that broke was installed in 1953. It wasn’t immediately clear why it failed.

Water main break at Palo Verde Avenue and Metz Street in Long Beach August 15, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

Water main break at Palo Verde Avenue and Metz Street in Long Beach August 15, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.

Support our journalism.

It’s been one year since the Long Beach Post began asking you, our readers, to contribute to keeping local journalism alive in the city.

Thousands have contributed over the past year giving an average contribution of $12.39 a month.

Please consider what the news and information you get every day from the Post means to you, and start a recurring monthly contribution now. READ MORE.

$
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $12.39 Monthly

ERROR:

Share this:

« »