A section of East Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre is closed to through traffic until at least Saturday because of a giant sinkhole, police said Monday.
The sinkhole, which is about 75 feet by 41 feet, developed last Wednesday after a 10-inch water main burst in the 400 block of East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre police said.
Traffic going in both directions has been halted until repairs are made.
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"Until the water main is replaced and the roadway is resurfaced, the road has been closed to all but residents of the immediate neighborhood," police said in a statement.
The break involves the same water main that caused a sinkhole two years ago at Mountain Trail Avenue and Grandview Avenue -- about four blocks from the new sinkhole.
"This is a critical link in providing service to all of Sierra Madre's water customers," police said in the statement