HANA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The only gas station in the remote Maui town of Hana is closing for 10 days to conduct fuel pump repairs, according to a Maui County spokesperson.
The closure began Tuesday morning and was expected to continue until May 25, 2018. County officials were first alerted to the closure by police and fire department personnel who work in the area.
"County emergency personnel services are concerned that unless we get the word out a number of visitors and/or tour groups may be left stranded in East Maui without gas," said Rod Antone, the county's communications director.
County officials say a fuel truck from Maui Oil will be available to supply customers with gas during the 10 day closure, but only between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Photos from outside the station showed long lines forming for gas on Tuesday morning.
The county's release did not disclose at what price the Maui Oil crew would be selling gas, but a recent Google listing shows regular unleaded gasoline being sold for $5.38 per gallon at the Chevron station in Hana.