Stretch of Melrose Avenue damaged after water main break

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A stretch of Melrose Avenue has been shut down after a water main break damaged the road early Tuesday morning. (KABC)

A stretch of Melrose Avenue has been shut down after a water main break damaged the road early Tuesday morning.

Crews shut down the road between Flores Street and Harper Avenue as roads buckled from the steady flow of water. The break happened around 1 a.m. and was finally stopped by Los Angeles Department of Water crews around 4 a.m.

Donald Williams with LADWP said an 8-inch cast iron water main that was installed in the 1920s broke, leaving about 10 people without water.

The water main rupture is one of many flooding the streets of L.A. within the last year, which has been caused by nearly century-old pipes bursting open.

Southern California Gas crews were expected to head out to the area to check on gas lines because LADWP crews would need to dig to investigate the water main break.

The small stretch of road was expected to reopen around 4 p.m., according to crews.
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