Kalanianaole Highway reopens after water main break jams weekend traffic

Published: Jun. 17, 2017 at 5:34 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:27 AM HST
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EAST HONOLULU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Board of Water Supply officials announced that all lanes of Kalanianaole Highway between Waiholo Street and Kaimoku Way were reopened early Sunday morning following a water main break that left 31 customers without water.

The main initially broke around 10:50 p.m. Friday. Crews were called to the scene and worked to fix the break overnight and into Saturday. The repairs prompted the closure of two east bound lanes of highway, slowing traffic for miles.

Kalanianaole Highway reopened at approximately 2:10 a.m. Sunday.

The 12-inch line that broke was installed in 1946. Service to affected customers has been restored.

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