Friday, October 28, 2016

Silver Lake streets flooded [updated]

SILVER LAKE — Residents are reporting that  a ruptured water pipe line has flooded the streets near the south end of the Silver Lake Reservoir this morning. The flowing water has made it difficult for voters to get to the polling place at the Silver Lake Recreation Center, according to comments on Twitter. A DWP spokeswoman said crews were heading to the scene to repair the break.

Photo by Patrick Pascal

Update: Seems like the water kept flowing most of this afternoon. Patrick Pascal took the photo above at about 4:30 p.m. on West Silver Lake Drive about one block south of Rowena.

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  1. Asking to upgrade your 100 year-old water pipes in your 100 year-old neighborhood but not raising your water and power rates to be at least equivalent to Edison, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, and Riverside is just ridiculous. Stop buying into the LA Times’ vilification of DWP. If you want infrastructure, if you’re of the belief that we need socialized medicine, education, and poverty assistance, then please support the need to provide basic water and power services to the citizens of LA and stop the nay-saying, and other right-wing vitriol that often gets spewed combating the need for basic utilities that we have come to all expect. Please, be pro-labor, pro-union, so we can stave off the forces that drove corporations out of Detroit, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Cleveland into “labor-friendly” states in the South that take advantage of workers who are often of color.

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