BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- A portion of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills was temporarily closed off Sunday and into Monday due to a water main break.
Residents and visitors were urged to avoid the area near Sunset and Alpine Drive as crews worked to repair the damage after it was first reported early Sunday morning.
Multiple crews tried finding the source of the leak, a task complicated given that the area is serviced by multiple water lines. The Metropolitan Water District is the primary water provider for Beverly Hills, but the city is preparing to be reliant on its local water supply given the water main break.
Beverly Hills city officials said the extent of the damage and duration of the repair were yet to be determined.
Eastbound Sunset was closed at Rexford Drive with traffic being diverted north and south.
Traffic on southbound Alpine was diverted to westbound Sunset, and North Alpine Drive was closed.
Beverly Hills city officials urged residents and businesses to conserve water, including eliminating watering yards.
Water main break in Beverly Hills temporarily shuts down stretch of Sunset Boulevard