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Broken Water Main Causes Sink Hole In North Long Beach

By Jackawa Jackson | January 4, 2010

Just after 5:00 pm on the evening of January 4, 2010, units from the Long Beach Fire Department responded to the intersection of 60thand Linden to a report of a water main break.  Once on scene, Engine 11 crew members found roughly a 10’ by 10’ hole in the street caused by the breech of an underground water main.  The torrent of water also appeared to have damaged an additional 30’ by 20’ section of the street that had not yet collapsed.  Witnesses reported the ground opening up shortly after a van drove through the involved intersection.  The Long Beach Water Department was called to assist and had the flow stopped within 15 minutes.  Fortunately there were no injuries reported.  It is unclear, at this time, how many residents were affected and the cause of the break is under investigation.

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