Final layer of asphalt goes on Sunset Boulevard sinkhole*

Mayoral aide Doane Liu on Twitter

The sinkhole in Sunset Boulevard created by that water main break near UCLA has been filled in and as of 20 minutes or so ago was receiving a final layer of asphalt. Officials have not said exactly when the busy street connecting Beverly Hills, Bel Air and UCLA to the 405 freeway and Brentwood would reopen.

Tow trucks began removing some of the most damaged cars from the underground parking structures at UCLA that flooded when the water main break unloosed 20 million gallons onto the campus. It sounds as if the damaged vehicles are being moved to the vicinity of UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium, on the West LA campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs, for processing by insurers or reclaiming by owners.

* Morning update: Sunset Boulevard reopened in time for the Monday morning commute.

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