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Kamehameha HIghway re-opens after deadly crash, Two water main breaks repaired, Hurricane Sandy causes problems

This morning on Sunrise:

KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY RE-OPENED AFTER DEADLY CRASH

The road to Haleiwa is open this morning after being closed for nearly seven hours after a deadly crash. Police haven't released any details about the man who died, but police say he was killed instantly. The crash happened yesterday at about 3:30 p.m. on Kamehameha Highway about halfway between Haleiwa and the Helemano Plantation area. The crash was caused by the driver of a Volkswagen that was speeding toward Haleiwa near the coffee plantation. It crossed the center line and collided into a Chevy compact vehicle. The impact broke the Volkswagen in half. All four people involved in the crash were transported in serious condition.

TWO WATER MAIN BREAKS REPAIRED OVERNIGHT

The Board of Water Supply urged motorists to avoid the intersection of S. Beretania & Piikoi Streets as their crews worked to repair a broken 12-inch main there. Repair work forced the closure of an additional left lane on Beretania as well as the two left lanes on Piikoi, makai of Beretania Street. Crews resorted water at about 11:30 p.m. All lanes have been re-opened. The eight-inch main break on Kununu and Keeaumoku Streets that blocked a Ross parking lot. Crews were able to repair the break and re-open eastbound traffic.

HURRICANE SANDY CAUSES PROBLEMS IN BAHAMAS; AMERICA PREPARES

Americans along the Atlantic Coast are preparing for possibly the worst storm they've seen in a century. But right now, Hurricane Sandy is still causing problems in the Bahamas while churning toward the east coast. 29 people were killed when Sandy rolled over the Caribbean as a category two storm. It carved a destructive path through the area creating widespread damage in Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

The economy is taking the dominant role again today in the presidential campaign. Republican Mitt Romney is to deliver what his campaign billed as a significant economic address in swing state Iowa. His campaign says it will crystalize the differences in approach between himself and President Barack Obama. Obama takes a break from the trail today but has a series of interviews scheduled.

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