The southern end of the 2 Freeway on the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park was jammed for most of the day as AT&T crews repaired a water-damaged cable that had left hundreds of nearby customers with no or limited cable, phone and Internet service. The exit lanes that flow into southbound Glendale Boulevard were closed so workers could use a man hole cover to reach a cable that was damaged by water, said a worker on the scene. Traffic was being diverted to the northbound Glendale Boulevard exit but traffic was heavy all day. Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson said southbound traffic had been at a standstill since 10 a.m.
The AT&T service problem began on Friday, and crews looked at 30 manholes before determining that the source of the outage was located under the freeway exit. The AT&T employee said the repairs should be finished around 7 p.m.