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Additional lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City snarls traffic

Traffic camera of Kamehameha Highway near Acacia Road Traffic camera of Kamehameha Highway near Acacia Road
PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Cones blocking a lane on Kamehameha Highway near Acacia Road were removed two hours after they were supposed to be cleared, but the extra heavy traffic in the Pearl City area continued to bring headaches during the Wednesday morning commute.

The busy Pearl City roadway was blocked off overnight for rail work. However, it was supposed to be reopened during the morning commute. Instead, one of the eastbound lanes remained closed until around 7:30 a.m.. That's when crews began picking up the cones.

A Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation official said additional closure hours weren't directly related to rail activity, but said Henkels & McCoy -- a subcontractor to the Hawaiian Electric Company -- reported a problem with an electrical line. 

Hawaii News Now has reached out to HECO, but did not receive a response. 

Viewers reported being stuck in traffic for two hours from Waipio to Pearl City.

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