Storm Damage Recovery Updates

Severe weather that hit Southern California on Friday, February 18th was the worst the region has seen in recent memory. The City of Los Angeles is responding to widespread reports of flooding, fallen trees, downed powerlines causing power outages, and other damage. Over 1000 reports and requests for service came into the City's 311 system.


Public Works crews are responding to hundreds of reports of downed trees. Thank you for your patience as they work as quickly and safely as possible to clean up after the storm.


LADWP utility crews continue to work to restore service to affected customers. As of 8:00 PM, Monday, Feb 20, there are less than 400 remaining storm-related outages, down from over 85,623 customers out at the height of the storm Friday afternoon. Over 80,000 customers have had power restored, most have been within 12 - 24 hours; however, due to the severity of damage and time to make repairs, some customers have experienced outages over 24 hours. Crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power until every customer is restored. Crews work 24/7 and LADWP will have crews working on all remaining outages today. Crews also work to prioritize outages so that the longest outages are worked first.

Current outage information is available at or by calling 1-800-DIAL-DWP.

Downed power lines are extremely dangerous. Stay away from downed lines and report immediately to 9-1-1.


A large sinkhole in Studio City along Laurel Canyon Boulevard formed as a result of heavy rains. Information on this ongoing repair and restoration project is available below.

To report non-emergency issues in the City of Los Angeles, visit and fill out a service request. You can also track previously submitted service requests.

Thank you for your patience as we work to recover from these storms. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.



The Bureaus of Sanitation, Engineering, and Contract Administration continue working around the clock with the emergency sewer contractor to repair the sewer at Woodbridge Street at Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City. 

While shoring has been completed and upstream diversion was done, it was determined that the sewer flow needs to be reduced to allow for the repair.  A bypass line will be installed to divert the flow away from the sinkhole. Once the bypass is installed, crews will start removing debris and repair damage to the sewer line. 

One lane of traffic in both directions on Laurel Canyon Boulevard was re-opened this morning. Intermittent closures may occur throughout the day to support construction activity. Woodbridge Street remains closed on both sides of Laurel Canyon. 

Laurel Canyon will be closed again between Moorpark Street and Ventura Place starting 8 PM Monday evening and scheduled to reopen at 6 AM Tuesday morning to allow crews to install a bypass sewer line. 

Expect delays in the area and use caution while driving through the construction zone. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes for their commute.


Beginning Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 AM, the following Traffic Management Plan will be in effect: 

Traffic Management Plan (PDF): 

PDF icon Sinkhole TMP Feb 21



Laurel Canyon Boulevard has fully re-opened in both directions after a mudslide closed the road.

K-rails remain in place along some area hillsides to catch additional sloughing of debris.

Thank you for your patience during the road restoration and re-opening process.

For information on road conditions throughout the City of Los Angeles, visit

To receive emergency alerts from the City of Los Angeles, visit or text NOTIFYLA to 888-777.