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Water Main Breaks on Sherman Oaks Cut-Through Street

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Sherman Oaks residents on Woodcliff Drive, just south of Mulholland, woke up to a water main break this morning that shut down and slowed traffic. A six-inch pipe broke shortly before 7 a.m. prompting Department of Water and Power crews to lower water pressure in the area so they could begin repairs, according to LADWP spokesperson Stephanie Interiano. She said there is no estimated time when things will be back to normal, however, some news reports indicate that this could last for a few days.

A Little Background on Woodcliff: Neighbors have been looking for a way to hinder traffic from cutting through their street between Ventura Blvd. and Mulholland Drive instead of using the 405 Freeway or one of the main canyon drags like Beverly Glen. They say cars drive dangerously fast on the lesser known cut-through street from the Valley floor to over the hill. They have looked for ways to install speed bumps or possibly closing access to Mulholland, but those efforts have proved unsuccessful.