BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — A stretch of Sunset Boulevard was closed Monday after a pipe leak turned into a full-blown water main break over the weekend.

The water line leak was first discovered at Sunset Boulevard and Alpine Drive Friday night. The leak grew into a water main break Sunday night, prompting crews to shut down the intersection and most of Sunset to Rexford Drive.

Water service was not interrupted, but the city of Beverly Hills is asking residents, businesses and visitors to conserve water and not water their landscapes for the next seven days.

“Outdoor irrigation, please eliminate that, and also indoor as well. Limit shower time, laundry loads, that type of thing, because we’re going to be on the reservoir water for several days,” Beverly Hills spokesman Keith Sterling said.

The leak appears to be coming from a 32-inch cast iron pipe installed in the 1940s.

 

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