[LA FEATURE]UCLA Water Main Break

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Flooding and repairs in Westwood after a water main break

Alternate Routes to Avoid Sunset Boulevard After Water Main Break

Drivers will need to find alternate routes near Westwood through at least Wednesday evening

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A look at some of the closures in effect after a water main break caused flooding on and around the UCLA campus. Holly Hannula reports for Today in LA on Wednesday July 30, 2014. (Published Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014)

    A section of Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen Boulevard and Veteran Avenue will be closed through at least Thursday until the damage is repaired after a water main break that flooded the UCLA campus and surrounding area.

    Beverly Glen Boulevard will be open to residents who show identification and proof of residence.

    Traffic Affected by Massive Water Main Break Near UCLA

    [LA] Traffic Affected by Massive Water Main Break Near UCLA
    Sunset Boulevard was expected to be shut down in both directions near UCLA after a massive water main break flooded the area, including the university's campus. The closure was expected to last through much of Wednesday. Kate Larsen reports from Westwood for the NBC4 News at 11 on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (Published Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014)

    Here are the suggested alternate routes to get around the affected area:

    • Eastbound traffic on Sunset Boulevard can head south on Veteran Avenue, then east on Wilshire Boulevard, then head north on Beverly Glen Boulevard.
    • Westbound traffic on Sunset Boulevard can go south on Beverly Glen Boulevard, then west on Wilshire Boulevard, then back north on Veteran Avenue.

    Commuters may also use Santa Monica Boulevard or Olympic Boulevard as an alternative to Wilshire Boulevard to travel east or west.

    "We encoruage motorists to use Santa Monica Boulevard and go as far south as Olympic Boulevard," said Aram Sahakiann, special traffic operations for the transportation department.

    Those attempting to access the UCLA campus should use Westwood Boulevard.

    A temporary detour is in place for Metro bus riders of bus lines 233 and 761. 

    Check back for updates.