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Sinkhole forms after main break in Lomita area

Sinkhole forms after main break in Lomita area
Sinkhole forms after main break in Lomita area
Sinkhole forms after main break in Lomita area
Posted at 7:27 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 22:27:16-04

A water main break in the Lomita area has left more than 100 customers without water service and has created a sinkhole estimated to be about 5 feet deep.

The main break and subsequent sinkhole were reported shortly after 11 a.m. in the 700 block of Sunnyside Avenue. 10News learned an 8-inch diameter concrete pipe that was installed in 1953 ruptured.

City workers responded and shut water off in the area at about 1 p.m. Customers in the 700 and 800 blocks of Sunnyside Avenue are expected to be without water service for several hours.

The break caused the formation of a 5x5 sinkhole.

A city spokesman said the line should be repaired by at least 9 p.m.