Gushing over Echo Park

The water was flowing but the traffic was not in Echo Park late this afternoon after semi-truck clipped a fire hydrant at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Allesandro Street. A police officer at the scene said there were no reports of injuries and witnesses reported that truck did not even bother stopping. Firefighters were getting soaked as they searched for a way to turn off the water that was spurting into the air at about 6:30 p.m.  Traffic on northbound Glendale Boulevard was slower than normal after one lane of Glendale Boulevard was closed a block from the entrance to the 2 Freeway.  If you want another gusher photo, click on the link below.

Top photo courtesy Marcus Darling

Photo courtesy J. Kleeger


  1. Too bad it happened on a busy street—on a hot day like today it could have been fun to enjoy the free shower!

  2. At 6:50 pm, it took me 25 minutes going north on Glendale to get from Montana to Berkeley. When I got to the intersection of Allesandro and Glendale near the 2 on-ramp, the water had stopped, but the traffic lights were blinking and a policeman was directing traffic. When I drove past there at 9:15pm, he lights were still blinking but the cop was gone.

  3. I can’t believe no one was taking advantage of the impromptu water park! When I was a kid, we were all OVER that action!

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