BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A large water main break at University Avenue and Grant Street in Berkeley has closed the area to traffic while crews try to make repairs, according to a Berkeley fire department spokeswoman.

A witness called in to report the break at about 12:30 p.m. and traffic is shut down completely in both directions on University Avenue between McGee Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Also, vehicles are not allowed to cross University Avenue on Grant Street, Deputy Fire Chief Donna McCracken said.

East Bay Municipal Utility District crews are en route and a cause for the break is not yet known, EBMUD spokeswoman Nelsy Rodriguez said.

No time was given for when the streets might be re-open to traffic.

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