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Water main break closes Melrose Avenue in Beverly Grove

A water main break in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles snarled traffic on Melrose Avenue on Tuesday morning as crews worked to repair the 8-inch line.

A water main break in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles snarled traffic on Melrose Avenue on Tuesday morning as crews worked to repair the 8-inch line.

Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Blvd. Sunset Blvd. N. Crescent Heights Blvd. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles Melrose Ave. Sweetzer Ave. Harper Ave. Sources: Mapbox, OpenStreetMap @latimesgraphics Water main break Melrose Avenue is closed between Harper and Sweetzer avenues. Street closure

The leak was reported around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Melrose and Sweetzer avenues and affected 10 residences nearby, according to L.A. Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Ellen Cheng.

Melrose was temporarily closed in both directions between Harper and Sweetzer avenues as a result of the work.

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Workers replaced the ruptured portion of pipe around 9 a.m., and Melrose was reopened to traffic by 1 p.m.

Crews characterized the break as a minor rupture.

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UPDATES:

1:20 p.m.: This article has been updated with the reopening of Melrose Avenue.

9:10 a.m.: This article has been updated with an estimate of when Melrose Avenue might be reopened.

This article was originally posted at 8:05 a.m.

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