Water main break shuts down road in Kailua

KAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Board of Water Supply crews are working to repair an eight-inch water main at 1104 Mokapu Road near Ilimalia Loop in Kailua.

The break was reported before 6:30 a.m. Friday.

The BWS is sending a water wagon to Ilimalia Loop for the 24 homes that are without water.

All lanes of Mokapu Boulevard near Ilimalia Loop are closed as crews work on repairs.

Special duty police officers are on the scene helping to redirect traffic.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and to use alternate routes if possible.

Repair work is expected to continue through the afternoon.

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