• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Westlake District water main break shuts Wilshire Boulevard lanes

Water gushes across Wilshire Boulevard in the Westlake District following a water main break on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

June 12, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A water main break sent water gushing across Wilshire Boulevard Wednesday morning, affecting surrounding customers.

The break was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Wilshire Boulevard between Bixel Street and Lucas Avenue in the Westlake District.

As of 10:45 a.m., Wilshire Boulevard remained closed, as crews worked to fix the ruptured 8-inch main. Repairs were expected to be finished around 4 p.m.

The break caused a big mess, as water bubbled up from underground and rushed down the street. About 20 to 30 customers were affected.

The cause of the break remains unknown.