Repairs Underway After Water-Main Break at Sunset Boulevard

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Repaving of a damaged portion of Sunset Boulevard got underway Sunday afternoon, five days after a water-main break damaged the thoroughfare and flooded structures at the adjacent UCLA campus.

Officials said they were hopeful the roadway would reopen early in the week, but declined to say exactly when.

The break, which occurred at the juncture of two trunk lines running underneath Sunset, spilled 20 million gallons of water.

The surging stream, which shot upward for hours, created a 25-by-30-foot oval sinkhole about seven feet deep, said Joe Ramallo, spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

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