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BWS responds to two separate fire hydrant breaks

The Vineyard off ramp was slow going as crews worked to shut off water around 10 a.m. Tuesday. (Image:  Hawaii News Now) The Vineyard off ramp was slow going as crews worked to shut off water around 10 a.m. Tuesday. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
A second break on Ualena Street sent water gushing through the air. (Image: Danielle Tucker) A second break on Ualena Street sent water gushing through the air. (Image: Danielle Tucker)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Board of Water supply responded to two separate fire hydrant breaks that sent water shooting high into the air Tuesday.

Just after 5 p.m., BWS was notified about a geyser of water from a fire hydrant break on Ualena Street.

The Honolulu Fire Department was on scene working to shut off water. A BWS troubleshooter was en route to the break. 

Earlier in the day, BWS crews responded to another report of a broken hydrant on Olomea Street. 

The break was reported just after 10:20 a.m. It took crews about 20 minutes to shut off the water.  

Both breaks are believed to have been cause by a vehicle striking the hydrants. Repairs to the hydrants are scheduled for a later time. 

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