ECHO PARK — The early morning rupture of an 8-inch water main near Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard flooded a handful of shops and will leave some businesses and residences without water until this afternoon, reports KTLA. Nearby streets had also been closed as crews repaired the break.
Some of the same buildings were flooded during a water main break two years ago.
— Justin Burton (@jburtonnews) August 26, 2014
* Update: Most of the businesses near the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street remained closed this afternoon as the clean up continued. Southbound traffic on Alvarado south of Sunset is being diverted into one of the northbound lanes as crews repair the ruptured pipe.