Honoapiilani Hwy. reopens, other Maui roads remain closed - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Honoapiilani Hwy. reopens, other Maui roads remain closed

South Kihei Road. Photo courtesy: Cory Suda South Kihei Road. Photo courtesy: Cory Suda

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Heavy rains have caused havoc on Maui roads. South Kihei Road is closed in many areas, the worst being reported near Kalama Park. Police are asking that residents do not use South Kihei Road at all. It is completely impassable.


  • Maui police have officially reopened Honoapiilani Hwy. in the both directions. The road had been closed since 5 a.m. due to several rock slides. County officials are urging motorists to use caution while driving in the area.
  • Roberts Hawaii has resumed the Lahaina Islander bus service from the Queen Kaahumanu Center.

Police are also urging residents who have had to evacuate their homes to go to the two emergency shelters set up by the American Red Cross.

One at the Kihei Community Center and the other at the Lahaina Civic Center.

The following is a list of road closures according to County public works officials:

  • North Kihei Road is blocked by a large tree that has fallen across the roadway. Police are alternating traffic and waiting upon state highway crews for removal.
  • Flooding has forced the closure of Hauoli Street in Maalaea.
  • Halama Street at Welakahao is closed due to flooding.
  • Amala Road, Alamaha Street, Papa Avenue at Kahiki, Ohaa at Maalo and Ohaa at Aleo are all closed due to flooding.
  • Police have shut down one lane along Hana Highway near Maliko Gulch but are allowing traffic through.

The following parks are also closed: Kepaniwai, Waiehu Golf Course, Kanaha Beach Park and Kamaole Beach Park 2. All Molokai parks are also closed.

Central Maui Landfill and EKO Compost is closed due to inclement weather. This is in addition to Refuse collection today on Maui postponed to tomorrow or Saturday.

The satellite landfills (Hana, Molokai and Lanai), and Olowalu Transfer Station are closed.

American Red Cross are in the process of opening a shelter at the Kihei Community Center because some residents have self-evacuated due to flooding.

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