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Halawa Heights Road reopened following repairs to sinkhole, water main break

HALAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

[Update 12/30]

Crews have completed repairs to the sinkhole, and Halawa Heights Road is now open. Water service has also been restored to all remaining customers. 

[Original story]

Around 5:30 p.m. a water main below Halawa Heights Road broke and caused a massive sink hole.

Seventeen customers are without water due to the eight-inch break at 99-646 Halawa Heights Road.

The pipe break also caused a giant sink hole which caused the shutdown of the southbound lane of Halawa Heights Road. A detour has been set up on Iwaiwa Street.

The opening is about eight feet wide. One witness said the hole was "big enough to fit a Volkswagen inside."

Just before 7:30 p.m., BWS sent out water wagons to supply an alternate source of water to those affected by the pipe break.

Officials said drivers should avoid the area. Repair crews are on scene and will work overnight to fix the pipe and restore the road.

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