Storm-Related Road Updates: Hāna, Piʻilani Highways

July 30, 2013, 12:58 PM HST · Updated July 30, 1:26 PM
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East Maui storm impacts. Photo courtesy Jo-Lei Redo.

East Maui storm impacts. Photo courtesy Jo-Lei Redo.

By Wendy Osher

Hāna Highway

Update 11:56 a.m. 7/30/13: Maui police started intermittent contra flow on Hāna Highway at milepost 28 where crews are still working to repair downed poles and wires. Hawaiian Tel is on scene, estimated completion time is between 5 and 6 p.m.

Update 10:13 a.m. 7/30/13: The road to Lower Nāhiku Village was also blocked last night by large fallen trees; it is unknown whether crews have been able to remove the trees as of this morning.

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Piʻilani Highway

Update 11:56 a.m. 7/30/13: Piʻilani Hwy between Mile Post 28 and 38 remains impassable due to blockage from debris, mountain run off, boulders and branches. Kalepa Bridge is now passable. Kaupō, Nuʻu and Kīpahulu residents can access Hāna Town.

Update 10:13 a.m. 7/30/13: Piʻilani Highway, the area of milepost 37 at Kalepa Bridge closed. Public Works crews expect road closures and delays along Piʻilani Highway in the Kaupō area over the next two days as crews continue to inspect and repair roads and bridges.

Makena Road

Update 7:56 a.m. 7/30/13: Maui police say the area around 4457 Mākena Road is closed due to a downed tree. Emergency personnel on scene.

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