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ROAD OPEN: Fire Temorarily Impacts Mokulele Traffic

June 7, 2013, 12:10 PM HST
* Updated June 7, 1:35 PM
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By Wendy Osher

(Update: 1:30 p.m. 6/7/13)

The Mokulele Highway at Mehameha is now open following a fire near the animal shelter.

Police had temporarily blocked the Kahului-bound lanes due to heavy smoke that hampered visibility in the area.

(12:09 p.m. 6/7/13; 11:59 a.m. 6/7/13)

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Motorists are advised to avoid the Mokulele Highway due to a fire reported near the animal shelter in the area of Mehameha Loop.

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The Maui Police Department issued a road closure advisory in the area just before noon on Friday, June 7, 2013, saying the smoke from the fire was affecting the Kahului bound lanes.

At around 12:09 p.m., motorists reported that they were being diverted around the scene.

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