Sunset Blvd. Partially Blocked in Beverly Hills Due to Water Main Break

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Officials on Monday urged motorists to avoid Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills as crews continued repairs on a water main break.

All eastbound lanes on Sunset between Alpine and Rexford drives were shut down, while one lane on the westbound side was blocked.

Authorities said the city will not have its primary water source for at least a week and asked the public to steer clear of the Sunset Boulevard and Alpine Drive intersection during the repairs.

The California Highway Patrol initially issued a SigAlert Saturday evening. According to the city, crews on Monday detected the leak in MWD's 24-mile long Santa Monica Feeder, which also serves Glendale, Burbank, L.A. and Santa Monica in addition to Beverly Hills.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the L.A. Department of Water and Power were working on the repairs, Beverly Hills city officials said.

They also asked residents, businesses and visitors to conserve water and avoid landscape watering for the next week.

“We’re asking [residents] to avoid watering their lawns and gardens, take shorter showers, avoid unnecessary loads of laundry and do whatever they can to keep their water use down,” Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Goldsaid.

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