Crews finish repairing water main break in Waiakea

The water main break prompted the closure of Waiakeawaena Elementary School.

Crews finish repairing water main break in Waiakea
DOE officials say Waiakeawaena Elementary School is closed due to a water main break in the area. (Hawaii News Now)

HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Crews have finished repairing a water main that broke Thursday in the Waiakea area, Hawaii County officials said.

The water main break, near Kawailani and Haihai streets, prompted school officials to close Waiakeawaena Elementary School for the day.

The state Department of Education tweeted the announcement around 7 a.m.

County officials said the Department of Water Supply completed repairs around 10 a.m.

Officials have not provided further details.

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