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Flood Warning, Nimitz Traffic Nightmare, Hokule'a Launch

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for Molokai until 5:30 a.m. You can track the storm by using our hawaiinewsnow.com interactive radar. We're also monitoring another disturbance that could impact your weekend. Dan will have the latest starting at 4:30 a.m. on Sunrise.

NIMITZ NIGHTMARE

Board of Water Supply crews are continuing repairs to an 16-inch water main break at 900 North Nimitz Highway.  The far right westbound lane of North Nimitz Highway between Pacific Street and Alakawa Street is open, the remaining westbound lanes in the vicinity are closed.  The far left eastbound lane of North Nimitz Highway between Pacific Street and Alakawa Street is no longer being contra-flowed.  Repair work is expected to continue through the day.  Drivers are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes if possible.

ANOTHER HEADS UP FOR DRIVERS

A Board of Water Supply contractor will be working to repave Auahi Street on Thursday, March 8, and Friday, March 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days. The road repaving work will involve the closure of all lanes on Auahi Street near the Ward Avenue intersection fronting Wahoo's Fish Taco.  Motorists are advised to use Kamakee Street to access Auahi Street and to allow for extra travel time.  Signs will be in place to notify motorists of the lane closures. The road repaving work is being done to repair the section of Auahi Street where a water main break occurred on Sunday, March 4.  This repair work was delayed due to weather conditions.

HOKULE'A LAUNCH

After 18 months in dry dock, and the contribution of 15,500 volunteer hours, the wa'a kaulua, Hokule'a has been completely rebuilt and will be re-launched this morning live on Sunrise. The date is also the 37th anniversary of Hokule'a's original launching.  Ceremonies will commence at 5:30 a.m., with Hokule'a's actual launching at daybreak, approximately 6:30 a.m.

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