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2-mile stretch of La Cienega Boulevard to be closed throughout morning

A two-mile stretch of La Cienega Boulevard in Baldwin Hills is expected to be closed throughout the Wednesday morning commute after a police officer discovered that the road was buckling, authorities said.

The boulevard, a major north-south artery, was shut down in both directions between Stocker Street and Rodeo Road on Tuesday night, said Sgt. Carlton Brown of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Crews will be working on the problem throughout the morning, but it is unclear how long the road will be closed, he said.

The road was shut down shortly after 9 p.m. after an officer drove over a bump and stopped to inspect the pavement, officials said.

"He saw some other gaps in the road, and that's when he called it in," said LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh.

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