PALOS VERDES ESTATES

Water main break forces PV Drive North to close

Palos Verdes Drive North was closed Friday between Via Alameda and Palos Verdes Drive West in Palos Verdes Estates after a water main broke.

The water main broke about 9:15 p.m. Thursday under a dirt embankment in the 2500 block of Palos Verdes Drive North. The water flow caused a large amount of dirt and mud to slide onto the roadway. A utility pole nearby fell and required repairs from Southern California Edison.

The road was entirely closed for a few hours, but was reopened to eastbound traffic in the midafternoon. Westbound lanes are expected to reopen Friday.

- Larry Altman