Large water main break floods Melrose Avenue

- An 8-inch water main ruptured today in the Hollywood area.

The problem was reported about 1 a.m. in the 8200 block of Melrose Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Ten residential customers were affected.

Melrose was closed between Sweetzer and Harper avenues while crews worked to repair the pipe, which is reportedly more than 90 years old.

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