Water Main Near Busy Hollywood Intersection Bursts Again

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A pedestrian crosses flooded Santa Monica Boulevard at Highland Avenue, where a water main Monday has ruptured, flooding the streets and slowing traffic. (Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

A water main break will continue to affect the busy Hollywood intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue Tuesday after a second rupture occurred just as repairs were wrapping up overnight, utility officials said.

Crews had rapped up repairs to the first break, which was reported at 4:30 p.m. Monday, and had started reopening lanes Tuesday at 3:40 a.m. when a new leak developed east of the repair site, according to an update posted by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Northbound Highland Avenue and eastbound Santa Monica Boulevard will now remain closed until further notice as crews work to repair the second rupture, the utility tweeted.

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