Heavy rain, strong winds cause Oahu road closures

Heavy rain, strong winds cause Oahu road closures
Heavy rain and powerful winds knocked boulders down by Makua Cave at Farrington Highway.
Heavy rain and powerful winds knocked boulders down by Makua Cave at Farrington Highway.
A mudslide closes part of Pali Highway on the Kailua side of the Pali tunnel.
A mudslide closes part of Pali Highway on the Kailua side of the Pali tunnel.
Courtesy: Robert Ballard, National Weather Service
Courtesy: Robert Ballard, National Weather Service

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Update 2:30 p.m.:

 Pali Hwy was reopened at 1:30 p.m.

Update 1:33 p.m.:

Both west bound and east bound center lanes now OPEN on Farrington Hwy at Maipalaoa Rd.

Update 6:50 a.m.:

All lanes are open at Farrington Highway by Makua Cave. However, both westbound and eastbound center lanes have been closed on Farrington Highway at Maipalaoa Road due to a low-hanging utility pole and wires.

Original story:

Heavy rain and strong winds across Oahu on Thursday night caused landslides and downed utility lines that have affected road access across the island.

Affected areas:

Pali Highway:

  • Closed at upper Nuuanu Pali Drive - Kailua bound
  • Mudslide near Kailua side of the Pali tunnel

Farrington Highway:

  • Closed by Makua Cave
  • Fallen boulders

Kunia Road:

  • Closed between Kunia Village to Kunia tunnel - Wahiawa bound
  • Knocked down utility pole

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