Loud noises, power outage ahead at Schofield Barracks

Loud noises, power outage ahead at Schofield Barracks

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (HawaiiNewsNow) - Those who live in the Schofield Barracks area should be prepared for some changes in the coming days, military officials say.

Residents may hear loud noises from Feb. 25 through March 1 due to artillery simulators and blank firing during field training exercises. Training will then resume on March 3 until March 5, so more loud noises are expected. Training will start at 6 a.m. and last until 10 p.m. daily.

Drivers may also experience heavier traffic along the Kaukonahua Road and Farrington Highway on Feb. 23 and March 6 due to military convoys passing through. Convoys will have no more than 10 vehicles and will be dispersed every half hour.

Also, the first of three planned power outages on Schofield Barracks is set to take place Saturday while crews conduct power substation repairs. Residents will be in the dark from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Military officials ask that residents unplug all electrical devices to help speed up the process of getting the lights back on.

The U.S. Army will also be conducting aerial operations from Feb. 24 through March 6.

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