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Watermain Break Snarls Traffic

by Minna Sugimoto

(KHNL) -- Emergency work on two ruptured water lines shut down all lanes of Atkinson Drive between Kapiolani and Ala Moana Boulevards Wednesday.

Repair crews rushed to Atkinson Drive after a 12-inch main broke at about 2:30 a.m. Sixteen apartment buildings were without water.

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says the main is 72 years old, and is one of the lines scheduled to be replaced during its upcoming project.

Crews also had to fix a smaller pipe that broke nearby. Water supply officials say that pipe feeds a hydrant in the area.

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