Water main break shuts down traffic lanes on Glendale-Hyperion bridge

DWP crew at scene of water main break on Hyperion Avenue and Ettrick Street./Veronica Reynolds

Traffic cones block westbound lanes across Glendale-Hyperion bridge./Veronica Reynolds.

Traffic across the Glendale-Hyperion bridge linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake was disrupted for much of today as DWP crews repaired a broken water main.

A 16-inch water main burst at about 2 a.m.  in the 3000 block of Hyperion Avenue   near the west end of the bridge, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Water and Power. That led to the closure of some traffic lanes and water service to about a dozen apartment buildings. Water service was restored around 6 p.m. and street repairs are expected to be completed by 8:30 p.m.

The shut down prompted officials to divert westbound traffic headed out to Atwater Village across the bridge  to Glendale Boulevard and Riverside Drive.


  1. Yeah my favorite part of this water pipe fiasco was being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, oh I’d day for a good 10-15 minutes in 80 degree heat while I was on Waverly, before I was about to make a right turn onto Glendale.

    I wanted to thank the geniuses who took out the 2nd lane of traffic on Rowena and all of it’s proponents: mainly bicyclists who never use the bike lane on Rowena to begin with, Edendale patrons who don’t know how to use crosswalks, or people who thought Rowena was a speeding death trap, which it really wasn’t c’mon!, before the lane was removed.

    Thank you for making an already overly congested mess even worse! Not to mention displacing all the impatient drivers to use Waverly Dr. instead of Rowena. Thanks a bunch.

  2. Hey, it’s still a free country last time I checked Rico. And give what up exactly, my freedom to speak my opinion that I’m sure a lot of motorists who use Rowena would agree with? Listen, there were lots of drivers who drove carefully on Rowena before these ultra-cautionary bike lanes took effect and that includes me. I happen to live on Waverly Dr. Rico and your illogical bike lanes on Rowena are drawing frustrated drivers on Rowena to Waverly, basically turning it into some sort of makeshift detour. Wow and now you’re telling me to basically shut up and deal with it? Talk about being self-absorbed. Get off your soapbox, dude!

    • That problem has a quick and profitable solution. Just nag the councilman’s office to bypass the regular procedures and have Street Services erect No Turn signs from Rowena onto Waverly. Then LAPD can send over a Traffic Enforcement detail to write citations while the offender’s vehicle and the LAPD motorcycle stick out into the roadway creating an additional hazard.

      It seems to have worked where Duane Street meets Silver Lake Blvd. – the site of King Garcetti’s illegal and very profitable “No Left Turn 7am-11am and 3pm – 7pm” sign.

      Don’t tell me that you believe state regulations allow the No Left Turn restriction at a T-intersection where the left turner has no oncoming traffic and is not impeding vehicles behind his from proceeding forward ? Come now, I know your all brighter than that.

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