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Going to the Eddie? Here's what you need to know

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WAIMEA BAY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

GETTING THERE:

  • Pedestrian barricades will be installed between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday.
  • There will be additional buses for Routes 52 and 55.
  • The Honolulu Police Department will be sending traffic alerts over Nixle.
  • Special-duty police officers will be assisting with traffic flow, but drivers should expect long waits.
  • Illegally-parked vehicles will be towed because they force pedestrians to walk on the road and impede access for emergency vehicles.
  • Staff will be on site at Waimea Bay to monitor the park and bathroom. The parking lot will be closed to the public.

WATCHING THE EVENT:

  • The event will be broadcast live online and on TV.
  • Expect lengthy delays of up to five hours along the North Shore.
  • Traffic barriers will be in place around Waimea Bay.
  • No parking is available at Waimea Bay, but there will be parking at Waimea Valley that will fill rapidly.
  • If you're attending the contest, bring food, water, and sun protection.
  • Heed lifeguard and civil defense warnings at all times. There will be high surf run-up at the beach and on surrounding rocky areas that pose high risk to spectators, especially children.

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