Beverly Grove water main break prompts road closures

Crews are working to fix a water main break in a Beverly Grove neighborhood that has left residents without water and prompted road closures in the area Thursday morning. 

It was reported around 4 a.m. at 952 N. Crescent Heights.

Officials said it was a 6-inch cast iron main from 1961 that broke, causing water to gush down all the way to Melrose. The road also feeds into Laurel Canyon. 

Video shows the asphalt buckled underneath the damaged cast iron.

Water in the area was shut off around 6:30 a.m. 

LADWP said it may be between six and eight hours until roads are reopened and it all depends on the extent of the damage.