Water main near busy Hollywood intersection bursts again overnight

Flooded street
A pedestrian crosses flooded Santa Monica Boulevard at Highland Avenue, where a water main ruptured on Oct. 27, flooding the streets and slowing traffic.
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

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

Crews were completing repairs after the first break, which was reported at 4:30 p.m. Monday, and had started reopening traffic lanes at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday when a new break 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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