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Maui Traffic Updates: Flooding, Debris, Downed Trees from Storm

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Kula storm photos. PC: Jack Dugan 12.5.21

Maui weather updates for Monday:
Road advisories:
Power updates:
School updates:

Dec. 6, 2021

1:52 p.m.
Kekaulike Ave. in Kula Remains Closed Due to Storm Impacts

The Hawaii Department of Transportation announces that Kekaulike Avenue between mile marker 8 (vicinity of Maui Wedding Flowers) and Alae Road will remain closed until further notice. The road was closed due to fallen trees and a landslide at approximately 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. HDOT anticipates reopening a single lane to local traffic this (Monday) evening.

Utility crews are currently working to remove fallen trees from power lines and replace downed poles. Following the completion of the utility work, HDOT crews will continue debris removal and address an area within the closure where the shoulder has been washed out by flood water.

HDOT reminds everyone on the road to keep their distance from downed power lines and items that may be in contact with power lines. If you see a downed power line, move at least 30-feet away and call 9-1-1.

  • Kekaulike Avenue in Kula remains closed from storm impacts. PC: (12.6.21) Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.
  • Kekaulike Avenue in Kula remains closed from storm impacts. PC: (12.6.21) Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.
  • Kekaulike Avenue in Kula remains closed from storm impacts. PC: (12.6.21) Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

8:55 a.m.
Piʻilani Hwy at Pahihi Gulch
Piʻilani Highway remains closed at Pahihi Gulch due to earlier flood damage.

8:30 a.m.
Lower Kula Rd Flooding

Maui Emergency Management Agency reported that Lower Kula Road is closed due to flooding. 

8:15 a.m.
Kamehameha V Hwy OPEN
Maui Emergency Management reported that Kamehameha V Highway is now REOPENED. 

7:06 a.m.
Kekaulike Ave at Mile 8 Fallen Trees
Fallen trees on Kekaulike Ave at Mile 8 are blocking the road. A crew from he state Department of Transportation is on scene.

4:55 a.m.
Closures from Sunday are Cleared
Reported lane closures on Maui and Molokaʻi from Sunday, Dec. 5 have been cleared, according to the state Department of Transportation.


4:46 a.m.
N. Kīhei Rd. – Tree down

Tree down on North Kihei Road at Mile 3. DOT crews from the state are responding.

2:25 a.m.
Hāna Hwy fronting Baldwin Beach Park
As of Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 2:25 a.m., Hāna Highway at Bladwin Beach Park is open. It was closed earlier due to a traffic accident and a leaning electric pole.

Dec. 5, 2021

9:56 p.m.:
Hāliʻimaile at Haleakalā Hwy
Motorists report that the traffic lights at the Hāliʻimaile / Haleakalā Highway intersection are out. Drive with caution in the area

9:42 p.m.:
Kula Hwy near Kekaulike
Tree down on Kula Highway near Kekaulike Ave.

9:42 p.m.:
Kula Hwy at Lower Kula Rd.
Kula Highway flooding at Lower Kula Road. Crews are responding.


9:27 p.m.:
Shaw at Honoapiʻilani Hwy
Tree down on Shaw and Honoapiilani Highway. Slides reported on Honoapiʻilani Highway at the “Pali Bridge.” Crews from the state Department of Transportation are responding.

8:50 p.m.:
Hāna Hwy/Airport Access Rd and various Kahului roadways:
The state DOT reports that there is a tree down at the Hāna Highway at the Airport Access Road.
There’s flooding near Krispy Kreme in Kahului.
There’s also reports of flooding at Wākea and along a portion of Puʻunēnē Avenue in Kahului.

8:29 p.m.
Kula Hwy Mile 14:
Crews are responding to clear debris on Kula Highway at Mile 14.

8:29 p.m.
Hāna Hwy in Kahului:
Another crew from the state Department of Transportation is placing barricades to direct drivers away from flood waters on Hāna Highway near Maui Toyota in Kahului.

8:08 p.m.:
Hoʻokele at Hāna Hwy:
The Department of Transportation reports that the traffic signal at Hoʻokele and Hāna Highway is flashing. A contractor is responding to the scene. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in the area.

7:28 p.m.:
Kula Hwy Mile 16
Crews with the Highways Division are responding to a downed tree on Kula Highway at Mile Marker 16.

Piʻilani Hwy near Pahihi Gulch:
Last night, a portion of the Piʻilani Hwy near Pahihi Gulch was washed out and the road is impassable at this time.  County Public Works crews were on scene to assess the road damage and repairs should begin early this week.  The public is urged to avoid the area.


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