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Repairs completed on broken water main near downtown L.A.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers were finishing repairs Wednesday to a downtown area street damaged when a water pipe burst.

The line ruptured shortly after 2 a.m. on Wilshire Boulevard, between Bixel Street and Lucas Avenue in the Westlake district west of downtown. The break flooded the street and buckled pavement.

Three of four lanes on Wilshire Boulevard were closed for several hours between Lucas and Bixel. By early afternoon, all but one of the lanes were open, and workers expected to complete street repairs by 4 p.m., a DWP spokeswoman said.

The cause of the break in the eight-inch water main was under investigation.

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