Water Main Breaks Near the Beverly Hilton Causing Power Outages, Street Closures

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A water main break Tuesday night near the Beverly Hilton caused a nearby street closure and power outage at the hotel, officials said.

A water main broke near the Beverly Hilton hotel on Sept. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

A water main broke near the Beverly Hilton hotel on Sept. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The break, located near 9876 Wilshire Blvd. (map), was reported to the Beverly Hills Fire Department around 9:15 p.m., officials said.

The hotel and three other Southern California Edison customers experienced a power outage around the same time, SCE official Carolyn Aoyagi said.

Hotel guests were given flashlights and told to use stairwells to get around.

The power outages were caused by water flowing into an electrical vault nearby, fire department officials said.

It was not immediately clear whether service was restored, but Southern California Edison pages showing no outages as of 2:30 a.m.

Westbound Santa Monica Boulevard at Wilshire Boulevard was temporarily closed as crews worked to contain the break, Beverly Hills Police Department Lt. Renato Moreno said.

All lanes were reopened by 11:45 p.m.

No injuries or evacuations were reported.

KTLA's Justin Burton contributed to this report.

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