Broken Water Main Closes Busy West Hollywood Intersection

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) – A broken water main caused some major traffic issues at a busy West Hollywood intersection Friday.

capture20 Broken Water Main Closes Busy West Hollywood Intersection

(Mark Dunn/CBS2)

An 8-inch cast iron water main broke at the intersection La Cienega Boulevard and Melrose Avenue just before 4 a.m., sending water gushing into the street and causing minor flooding for some nearby businesses, including a rug store and a restaurant.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews responded and shut off the water. Approximately 31 customers were without service as of 10:45 a.m., which was expected to be restored by about 5 p.m., according to LADWP’s website.

Several lanes were closed around the intersection. Drivers were advised to avoid it while crews conducted repairs.

The cause of the break was not immediately confirmed.

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