Kaumualii Highway reopens after crash near Halfway Bridge

Road conditions were wet and dangerous during the time of the crash Saturday.
Road conditions were wet and dangerous during the time of the crash Saturday.(Sera Burley)
Published: Jan. 4, 2020 at 4:37 PM HST
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KAUAI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A crash on Kauai has prompted the temporary closure of lanes on Kaumualii Highway Saturday.

Around 3:30 p.m., the Kauai Police Department said the highway was closed in both directions near the Halfway Bridge, a dangerous area for motorists.

Half an hour later, police said traffic was being opened to alternating lanes of drivers in the area.

Official details on the crash remain limited, however witness photos show at least two vehicles involved in an apparent head-on collision. Others in the area reported at least two ambulances rushing to the hospital from the scene.

Photos also showed that the roads were wet at the time as rain fell in the area.

Just after 4:15 p.m. KPD said all lanes were open though it may still be slow-going.

No word on the extent of injuries yet.

🚨UPDATE @ 4:17 p.m.: Kaumuali’i Highway just east of Halfway Bridge is now open for thru traffic due to an earlier...

Posted by Kaua'i Police Department on Saturday, January 4, 2020

This story will be updated.

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