5:04 p.m. Update from City of Santa Clarita:
A Valencia Water Company water main began leaking this morning on McBean Parkway between Decoro Drive and Newhall Ranch Road.
Thousands of gallons of water spilled across the southbound lanes of McBean resulting in damage to the roadway and the closure of all southbound lanes.
Valencia Water Company and their contractors continue to work to repair the broken water line, as well as complete the necessary repaving on the 500 feet of asphalt which was damaged.
All of the repairs are estimated to be completed before the end of day Thursday. Once all work has been completed the roadway will be open to southbound traffic, northbound lanes of McBean have not been affected.
In the meantime, residents are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate routes.
Safety officials caution drivers to never drive through standing water, as it is impossible to know if the ground is stable underneath.
Original post, Wednesday morning:
A leaky water main near the corner of McBean Parkway and Decoro Drive in Valencia disrupted traffic Wednesday morning.
Water was spilling into the streets, shutting down southbound traffic and requiring the Valencia Water Company to a send repair team.
“We sent a team out there to locate the leak and shut down the system where the leak is,” said company General Manager Ken Petersen.
Valencia Water Company was notified about the leak at approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to officials.
Read more of the story from KHTS [here].