Kauai, Maui drying out after torrential rains

(Image: Tony DeJetley)
(Image: Tony DeJetley)
(Image: Tony DeJetley)
(Image: Tony DeJetley)
(Image: LJ Stewart)
(Image: LJ Stewart)

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai and Maui are drying out after drenching rains spurred flooding and road closures through Thursday morning.

Flooding closed Kuhio Highway near the Hanalei Bridge for much of Wednesday.

One lane was reopened Thursday morning.

There was also a landslide on Kuhio Highway near Wainiha.

Forecasters said parts of the island got more than 6 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period.

Meanwhile on Maui, several roadways were flooded in Hana, and an emergency shelter was opened to help stranded residents and tourists.

This story will be updated.

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