Westlake District water main break shuts Wilshire Boulevard lanes

LOS ANGELES

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.

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