HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After nearly three hours, Board of Water Supply crews were able to shut off the water from the major water main that broke at the intersection of McCully Street and Kapiolani Boulevard near McCully Shopping Center.
[UPDATE 12:30 p.m.]
Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews have completed repairs to the broken 16-inch water main on McCully Street near Kapiolani Boulevard. Water service was restored to customers at noon.
BWS crews will be backfilling the trench and will to be working with a paving contractor to conduct road repairs. The right westbound lane on Kapiolani Boulevard between Pumehana and Wiliwili Streets, as well as all lanes on McCully Street between Lime Street and Kapiolani Boulevard remain closed. Road repair is expected to continue into the evening.
A water wagon is on site near 620 McCully Street to provide water to the affected customers.
According to BWS, "the right westbound lane on Kapiolani Boulevard between Pumehana and Wiliwili Streets, as well as all lanes on McCully Street between Lime Street and Kapiolani Boulevard remain closed."
The main break was reported at 5:15 p.m.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area and take alternate travel routes.
Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant is the only business in McCully Shopping Center that has no water due to the main break. The rest all have low water pressure.
Casey Kwock, the manager of the restaurant, says he lost 150 reservations, which he estimates at $6,000.
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