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City says Keolu sinkhole repairs could take months

Repairs could take up to four months.
The city says repairs to the Keolu Hills sinkhole could take months. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
The city says repairs to the Keolu Hills sinkhole could take months. (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Oct. 31, 2018 at 8:04 PM HST
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WINDWARD OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The city says it could take up to four months to fix a sinkhole in Kailua’s Keolu Hills.

The sinkhole, which opened up Tuesday afternoon, is now about 12 to 15-feet-wide and 15-feet-deep and is located along Kanapuu Drive.

City engineers from the Department of Design and Construction say it was caused by a collapse in a storm drain pipe and it likely was caused by weather over a long period of time.

“We do believe that it’s very localized, it’s just in that spot,” said Robert Kroning, director of Department of Design and Construction.

A neighbor says he noticed the hole yesterday morning and called 911.

“It was a dip in the road and then about half an hour later the sinkhole appeared,” said Godfrey Fo, who lives in Keolu Hills. “It hasn’t changed much, but there’s a possibility that it can get worse if it’s not fixed.”

Traffic markers are in place cautioning drivers of the sinkhole.

This story may be updated.

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