Officials: pipe repairs could take several days

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus.

The Department of Water and Power's Jeff Bray said Wednesday that a number of valves are still leaking water into the ruptured 30-inch pipe. He says the complex repair operation cannot begin until the pipe is completely drained.

UCLA officials say six facilities were damaged on Tuesday, including Pauley Pavilion, where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton starred. The university says the estimate of the loss is still being calculated.

Despite the rupture, no utility customers are without water.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 269222531 - weau.com/a?a=269222531
Gray Television, Inc.