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Crews responding to water main break on Nimitz Hwy.

All lanes of Nimitz Hwy. near Alakawa St. closed All lanes of Nimitz Hwy. near Alakawa St. closed
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - All lanes of Nimitz Highway were closed in both directions near Alakawa Street for a short time Monday afternoon, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

Initial reports from the DOT indicated the closure was due to a fuel leak. However, officials with the Honolulu Fire Department say it is a water main break, and workers in the area are reporting a diesel smell.

By 2:30 p.m., officials reported that some lanes had opened in each direction, but traffic remained slow.

Alternate routes to Nimitz Hwy include Dillingham Blvd., N. King Street and the H1 Freeway.

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