WATER MAIN BREAK CLOSES NIMITZ HIGHWAY
There's water causing problems on Nimitz Highway this morning and this time, severe weather isn't to blame. Crews are working to repair a 16 inch water main break between Pacific Street and Alakawa Street. Approximately six businesses are without water service and water wagons are being set up. Ramsay will be live on scene with the latest. Honolulu police have shut down all west bound lanes on Nimitz Highway. Alakawa Street remains and all east bound lanes of Nimitz Highway remain open. Read more details here.
KAHALA POWER OUTAGE
We're tracking a power outage in Kahala. Service went out last night at 7 due to a problem with an underground cable. HECO tells us that 700 customers are without power.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH CANCELLED
Just within the past hour and a half, the National Weather Service canceled the flash flood watch. The disturbance that brought heavy rain to much of the State has weakened and moved to the East. The only advisory today is a wind advisory for the upper Summits of Maui and the Big Island. Dan will have the latest on our weather every 10 minutes on Sunrise.
It's drying out, but Governor Abercrombie has issued disaster proclamations for Oahu and Kauai.
Hanalei Elementary will be closed again today and there are road closures to report. Kuhio Highway is closed by Haena Beach and by mile marker 22.5 in Kilauea. Kapaa Bypass Road and Waapa Road between the Niumalu Road and Wilcox Road Junction in Nawiliwili. Green waste services at all transfer stations have been suspended until further notice. Only the Kekaha landfill is currently accepting green waste. Lydgate park has been closed due to flooding and a spill from the Wailua wastewater treatment facility and golfers antsy to get back on Wailua Golf Course will have to wait another day.
HANAUMA BAY CLOSED
The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed today due to hazardous conditions caused by heavy rains and surface runoff. City workers will move sand to repair areas impacted and inundated by excessive amounts of water. Debris in the bay is also causing unsafe conditions for swimming. It's expected to reopen tomorrow.
BEST OF SEVERE WEATHER
We have slideshows of weather images caught by you on our website and video of a freak hail storm in Waimanalo. Go to HawaiiNewsNow.com to check it out.
SUPER TUESDAY SPLIT VOTE
Mitt Romney won Ohio, but the other candidates weren't shut out on Super Tuesday. Rick Santorum was the top vote getter in 3 States while Newt Gingrich won Georgia. Ron Paul is still hoping for his first victory.
We've received one good question for Howard this morning about the effect of the Severe Weather on the City budget. Do you have something you want to know? It's time to Ask Howard. Post your questions to our facebook page and we'll put our resident explainer on the hot seat at 6:15 and 7:15.
Hope you can join us for Sunrise!