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Water running down Mt. Pinos Way, east of Frazier Park Market. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
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Mt. Pinos Way was expected to be closed most of Tuesday, while crews repair the leak. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
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Frazier Park Public Utility District crew members wait for the gas company to arrive, before they can begin digging to repair the water line. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
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Water runs down Mt. Pinos Way near the intersection with Los Padres Drive (west). [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
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The point of leakage at Mt. Pinos Way and Los Padres Drive (west). [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at 7:58 a.m.)–A water line leak has caused the closure of Mt. Pinos Way between Los Padres Drive (west) and Santa Cruz Trail, as large amounts of water course eastward down the roadway.
Frazier Park Public Utility District Manager Greg Keenberg told The Mountain Enterprise the leak was caused by old deteriorating pipes. He believes the line will be fixed sometime today (Tuesday). "We’re waiting for the gas company to come and show us where their pipes are before we starting digging to fix the water line," Keenberg said.
It was not known whether the leaking line was a six inch pipe running across Mt. Pinos Way or an eight inch line which runs along Mt. Pinos Way. Water from the leak was running under Mt. Pinos Way from north to south, necessitating the closure of the road to avoid traffic from heavy vehicles.
The leak was reported by a resident at about 1 a.m. and FPPUD personnel were called out at about 3 a.m., according to Johnny Allison, an FPPUD employee at the scene. FPPUD was able to notify California Highway Patrol and local school districts in time for them to arrange alternate bus routes.
This is part of the February 17, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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