Kamehameha Hwy. near Velzyland reopens after crash

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Both directions of Kamehameha Highway have reopened near Velzyland Beach after a truck knocked over a utility pole, causing it to block the entire roadway, according to Honolulu police.

The crash happened before 4 a.m.

Police said the truck flipped over after hitting the pole.

Witnesses said the two male occupants in the truck fled the scene.

The downed pole, which belongs to Hawaiian Telcom, has affected some Spectrum lines.

The road reopened just before 2 p.m.

Turtle Bay employees, many of whom live in the area, were seen walking to the hotel to get to work. Students were also walking along the beach to get to class.

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