KAIMUKI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - [Update 3/17/15]
Internet and telephone service has been restored to all remaining customers impacted by the water main break, according to Hawaiian Telcom. However, parts of Waialae Avenue will remain closed as crews make repairs to the road. The far eastbound lane, between 6th and 7th Avenues, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through the end of the week.
Board of Water Supply crews have completed repairs to a water main break on Waialae Avenue, but parts of the street remain closed as Hawaiian Telcom conducts repairs to a manhole and cables that sustained damages from the break.
The break reportedly happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday evening, but BWS crews completed repairs at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Water service has also been restored to all impacted customers.
The 12-inch pressurized main, on Waialae Avenue near the 7th Avenue intersection, that broke is located underground, directly below the Hawaiian Telcom manhole.
Approximately 65 business and residential customers in the area still remain without power and telephone service.
Hawaiian Telcom crews say they are working to restore service as quickly as possible and thank customers for their patience.
During the road repair process, one Ewa-bound lane and all Diamond Head-bound lanes of Waialae Avenue, between 6th and 7th Avenues, will remain closed.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes where possible, and to exercise caution when driving near the work area.