Piʻilani Hwy Now OPEN, Tourists Temporarily Caught Between Rivers

March 6, 2017, 10:49 AM HST · Updated March 6, 1:06 PM
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    The Piʻilani Hwy (31) in East Maui remains is now OPEN as of 1 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 after flooding washed out a section of road between Mile 29 and 30 in Nuʻu.

    Maui police Lt. Gregg Okamoto tells Maui Now that some tourists got caught between the two rivers, but were able to get out safely.  Some of the stranded individuals tell us they were stuck overnight.

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    The area was closed from 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 while cleaned-up and repairs were conducted.

    Piʻilani Hwy (31) is CLOSED in both directions until further notice in the Nuʻu area of East Maui – between mile marker 29 and 30 due to flooding. Some tourists got caught between the two rivers flooding over at those points early on but got out safely. PC: Danielle K.

    Piʻilani Hwy (31) is CLOSED in both directions until further notice in the Nuʻu area of East Maui – between mile marker 29 and 30 due to flooding. Some tourists got caught between the two rivers flooding over at those points early on but got out safely. PC: Danielle K.

    Piʻilani Hwy (31) is CLOSED in both directions until further notice in the Nuʻu area of East Maui – between mile marker 29 and 30 due to flooding. Some tourists got caught between the two rivers flooding over at those points early on but got out safely. PC: Danielle K.

    Piʻilani Hwy (31) is CLOSED in both directions until further notice in the Nuʻu area of East Maui – between mile marker 29 and 30 due to flooding. Some tourists got caught between the two rivers flooding over at those points early on but got out safely. PC: Danielle K.

    Piʻilani Hwy (31) is CLOSED in both directions until further notice in the Nuʻu area of East Maui – between mile marker 29 and 30 due to flooding. Some tourists got caught between the two rivers flooding over at those points early on but got out safely. PC: Danielle K.

    Piʻilani Hwy (31) is CLOSED in both directions until further notice in the Nuʻu area of East Maui – between mile marker 29 and 30 due to flooding. Some tourists got caught between the two rivers flooding over at those points early on but got out safely. PC: Danielle K.

    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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