NANAKULI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - All lanes of Farrington Highway have reopened after a water main broke earlier this week, causing a traffic nightmare for drivers on Oahu's west side.
The Board of Water Supply said the main was repaired early Saturday morning, and repaving work for the buckled road was completed later the same day.
Roads were reported open just after 5 p.m. Saturday.
The 24-inch line broke Thursday evening, forcing the two eastbound lanes of the highway to be closed while the westbound lanes were contraflowed.
Video sent to Hawaii News Now shows cars gridlocked on the highway.
On Friday, the city advised those who work in town and commute from the west side to leave early if possible.
"We're anticipating that the traffic will be bad going into and out of Waianae," said John Nouchi, acting director for the city's Department of Transportation Servies. "We're encouraging everyone with flex hours to leave early, or asking people to stay in town to help with gridlock."