TRAFFIC ALERT: State cancels west Oahu road work after it snarls - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

TRAFFIC ALERT: State cancels west Oahu road work after it snarls traffic

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KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Road work near Honokai Hale created a traffic nightmare for west Oahu commuters heading into town Monday morning.

The traffic jam, which stretched from Nanakuli to Kapolei, prompted the state to cancel the work early and move any new work to next week.

Crews had closed one eastbound lane on the H-1 Freeway near Honokai Hale for guardrail improvements about 8:30 a.m.

They had planned to work through 3 p.m., but canceled before noon because of the gridlock.

Some drivers said they were stuck in traffic for two hours because of the lane closure. 

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