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Crews continue repairs to sinkhole at Ala Moana Park Drive

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Crews continued repairs on Wednesday to a sinkhole that created an hours-long traffic jam on Tuesday night.

After an assessment of the damage, city crews found that pieces from two of the pipes beneath the roadway became dislodged. 

The failed pipes caused the sediment beneath the asphalt to drain over time.

"We are working with the Honolulu Police Department and the Department of Transportation Services to mitigate traffic that will arise from the continued closure of the Ewa entrance/exit to the park," said Director of Parks and Recreation Michele Nekota. 

"Ala Moana Regional Park remains open and can be accessed from the Atkinson Drive vehicle entrance and all pedestrian and bicycle entrances. We would like to thank their public for their patience as we continue to assess this potentially hazardous situation."

Ala Moana Regional Park is open daily from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

City crews will begin digging up the sinkhole area at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. How long the work will take and how much it will cost isn't known yet.

Meanwhile, the traffic light at the Diamond Head entrance to Ala Moana Park has been adjusted to allow more cars to get out of the park more quickly.

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