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