The break happened near Santa Monica Boulevard and Sweetzer Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood division.
Avoid- Santa Monica Blvd b/t Sweetzer Ave.& Kings Rd. Water main rupture causing flooding. Road closure for 2 hrs. pic.twitter.com/hz18GPvUMg— LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) August 21, 2016
The broken water main sent water gushing out, flooding the surface. Sheriff's officials said nearby business were being affected.
Santa Monica between Sweetzer and Kings Road was shut down throughout the morning while the water main was being repaired.
Information on the cause of the rupture was not released.