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Kamehameha Highway reopened following traffic accident near Kahana Bay

Head-on collision on Oahu's North Shore Head-on collision on Oahu's North Shore
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UPDATE: 

Police have reopened both directions of Kamehameha Highway near Kahana Bay following a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon. The highway was closed for approximately one hour.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Both directions of Kamehameha Highway near Kahana Bay are closed Tuesday afternoon due to a traffic accident.

Police have not provided details about the crash, which occurred around 4:15 p.m., but report that emergency crews are at the scene. 

This crash on a a critical alternate route comes at a bad time for evening rush hour commuters. Prior to this accident, officials were advising drivers to go around the island to get from Downtown Honolulu to other points of the island. 

The Zip Mobile malfunctioned early Tuesday, creating a major gridlock on the H-1 freeway and drive times in excess of three hours to get to west Oahu. Read the related story here.

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