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Flooding prompts road closures across Oahu

The H-1 near School Street on Sunday (Image: Carroll Cox) The H-1 near School Street on Sunday (Image: Carroll Cox)
H-1 road closure on Sunday night (Image: City & County Traffic camera) H-1 road closure on Sunday night (Image: City & County Traffic camera)
The aftermath of flooding in Kalihi (Image: Hawaii News Now) The aftermath of flooding in Kalihi (Image: Hawaii News Now)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Darby, which passed south of Oahu over the weekend, forced crews to close various roads across the island.

The state Department of Transportation early on Monday said Dillingham Boulevard was closed in both directions at Middle Street due to mud and debris. All lanes were reopened as of Tuesday morning. 

Crews early on Monday also blocked a portion of Nimitz Highway near Sand Island Access Road in the eastbound direction. 

According to the DOT, the following westbound on-ramps were also closed during the morning commute:

  • 11th Avenue 
  • 5th Avenue 
  • Waialae Avenue 
  • Both University on-ramps
  • Alexander Street
  • Punahou Street
  • Punchbowl Street

Honolulu police on Sunday night closed the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction near School Street because of flooding on the roadway. Cars were completely stopped, unable to proceed through the water.  All lanes were reopened around 5:45 a.m. Monday.

Also on Monday, one lane of the Pali Highway in the townbound direction was closed because of a mudslide. The State Department of Transportation said it was working to clear the debris as quickly as possible.

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