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Sinkhole Reported in Oceanview Estates, Waiehu

March 16, 2016, 3:26 PM HST
* Updated March 16, 3:32 PM
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Sink hole. Kilou Street, Waiheu. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Sink hole. Kilou Street, Waiheu. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui police have blocked off a portion of Kilou Street in the Oceanview Estates area of Waiehu following a report of a sinkhole on Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2016.

The report was made at around 1:30 p.m. fronting a residence at 1306 Kilou Street.

The hole measured about 4 feet long and several feet wide along the north shoulder of the road.

Views into the gaping hole showed some exposed roots and concrete from a portion of the roadway had already dropped below the surface.

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A patrol officer was on scene and was directing traffic around the sinkhole while county crews respond.

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It is unclear at this point what caused the hole, but steady rains were reported in the area throughout the day.

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