Sinkhole reported on The Old Road, turns out to be broken water main 

A reported sink hole on the intersection of the Old Road and Marketplace Drive on Friday afternoon. Katherine Quezada/ The Signal
A reported sink hole on the intersection of the Old Road and Marketplace Drive on Friday afternoon. Katherine Quezada/ The Signal
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A sinkhole was reported at 3:25 p.m. Friday near The Old Road and Valencia Marketplace, and it turned out that it was not a sinkhole but rather a broken water main, according to California Highway Patrol and Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency officials. 

“There was a broken water main and the water company in charge of the section will be establishing their own closure to get working on that broken water main,” said Officer Delos Reyes of the CHP Traffic Management Center. 

Initially, the L.A. County Public Works Department was informed, according to Delos Reyes. The water provider in charge is the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency. 

Kevin Strauss, communications manager at SCV Water, later confirmed that there wasn’t a sinkhole, but rather a waterline break.  

According to Strauss, CHP conducted traffic management, and SCV Water had staff on the scene with additional crew on the way. 

This is a breaking story and additional information will be added as it becomes available. 

“There was a broken water main and the water company in charge of the section will be establishing their own closure to get working on that broken water main,” Delos Reyes said.  

Initially, the L.A. County Public Works Department was informed, according to Delos Reyes. CHP did not have any units on the scene for traffic control.  

Officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency could not immediately confirm if the agency’s crews had been sent to the scene Friday afternoon.  

This is a breaking story and additional information will be added as it becomes available. 

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