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Portion of Ala Wai Blvd. remains closed as crews repair broken water main

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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Board of Water Supply crews are making repairs to a 16-inch main that burst in front of the Waikiki Landmark condominium complex on Ala Wai Boulevard near McCully Street around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

A water bypass line has been connected to ensure residents at the complex have some water. A water wagon is also on site.

Officials say two city irrigation lines are without water until repairs are made.

Police have closed off two westbound lanes of the affected roadway leading up to and fronting the Waikiki Landmark between the McCully and Kalakaua bridges. One westbound lane was reopened around 5:50 a.m.

Traffic along the Ala Wai Boulevard is being diverted off at McCully Street, and traffic coming down McCully can still turn right onto the unaffected lanes of Ala Wai that leads to the Kalakaua Avenue bridge.

Repairs to the line that was installed in 1979 are expected to last throughout the day.

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