Water partially restored after Kailua line break

KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - UPDATE at 4:30 a.m. on WEDNESAY:
Honolulu Board of Water Supply crews have worked to reconnect a water line in Kailua, but it does not appear that full water pressure has been restored to the 90 customers without water in the area, potentially jeopardizing classes at a nearby elementary school on Wednesday morning.

Crews say they are going going to try and give full pressure to the school before classes are scheduled to start, which could leave more customers without water until repairs are completed.

Ramsay Wharton is live at the scene of the water line break and will have updates on Hawaii News Now Sunrise.

The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is responding to a 12-inch water main break at 525 Keolu Drive in the Kailua area.

The main break was reported to the BWS at approximately 1:14 p.m. and a BWS troubleshooter is at the scene working to shut down water and to clear the area.

An estimated 100 customers, including Kaelepulu Elementary School, are without water at this time.

The BWS has informed school officials of the water outage.  Two water wagons are en route to provide an alternate water source for affected customers.

Repair crews will be working on the Kailua-bound side of Keolu Drive between Akea Place and Akiohala Street.  Drivers will be able to safely maneuver around the work area – one lane of traffic will be open in both directions.  Still, motorists are advised to avoid the area, use alternate travel routes where possible, and to exercise caution if driving through the work area.

BWS crews will be working overnight to restore water service as quickly as possible.

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