Sewage spill closes Pearl Harbor canal

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A sewage spill Friday has caused the state Department of Health to issue a warning to stay out of the canal along the Pearl Harbor bike path and the areas in Middle Loch near the mouth of the canal.

Commercial dive operations in Middle Loch near the affected area should be postponed.

The state's Clean Water Branch was notified of a wastewater discharge due to a force main break along the Pearl Harbor bike path, south of Waiawa Road, approximately 800 meters west of Lehua Ave.

Preliminary estimates are at tens of thousands of gallons have been spilled. The discharge has been stopped, and warning signs have been posted.

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