Limited into West Maui starts for residents at noon; Curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Honoapiʻilani Closed in Both Directions
Update: 4 p.m., Aug. 11, 2023
Effective Immediately, the road to Lahaina, via Honoapiʻilani Highway is closed in both directions.
Police had reports that many people were parking on the Lahaina Bypass and walking into the areas makai of the bypass, which is locked down due to hazardous conditions and biohazards. This zone has been declared as a site for authorized personnel area only. Police say those caught within this zone will be escorted out and may be arrested.
Maui police spokesperson Alana Pico said people continued to disobey the orders to stay out of restricted areas, and entry to Lahaina was effectively closed. The area is currently open to emergency personnel only until further notice.
BREAKING: 9 a.m., Aug. 11, 2023
ACCESS TO LAHAINA THROUGH MAALAEA TO REOPEN TO RESIDENTS OF WEST MAUI. Motorists need to show proof of residency, and visitors must show proof of a hotel reservation. This starts at noon today (Aug. 11, 2023).
CURFEW IMPLEMENTED: A curfew will be in place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily in Historic Lahaina Town and affected areas. That means that access through Māʻalaea to get to Lahaina will be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., with no access into the restricted zone of Lahaina Town will be in effect until hazardous conditions improve.
The County of Maui will be working to secure the heavily impacted area of Lahaina Town. The area is being protected so that search crews looking for victims can continue to work in the area and because the fire has caused unsafe conditions. No unauthorized public access will be allowed beyond barricaded areas.
West Maui remains without power and water, and search crews continue efforts in the Lahaina town area for victims of the brush fire.