Water main break snarls traffic through Echo Park*

Dec 27, 2013
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#TRAFFIC ALERT: Water main break shuts down Glendale Blvd. near 2 Fwy in Echo Park, Newschopper 4 reports.

— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) December 28, 2013

Traffic is jammed in Echo Park tonight after a water main broke near Glendale Boulevard and Effie Street, according to several reports on Twitter.  No details yet about when the water main will be repaired but Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, in a posting on his Twitter feed,  advised motorists to avoid the area for “several hours.”

Meanwhile, a No. 92 MTA bus that usually runs on Glendale Boulevard was temporarily stranded nearby on a steep street in Echo Park, according to a Twitter posting by Echo Park resident Jose Sigala. It’s not clear if the wayward bus was looking for an alternative to traffic-choked Glendale Boulevard but it made for a quite a site when it was stuck at the top of Fargo Street.

Ive lived in Echo Park for 17 yrs at top of steepest st in LA (Fargo st) & never seen a city bus stuck at top of hill

— Jose Sigala (@josesigala) December 28, 2013

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