TRAFFIC ALERT: HECO heavy load slows traffic

HECO heavy load to cause traffic delay
Published: Sep. 12, 2017 at 7:53 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 14, 2017 at 12:12 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Electric's plan to move an 80-ton transformer from Kapolei to Kaneohe hit a snag Thursday morning.

The heavy load truck was stuck on the side of Kamehameha Highway in Salt Lake with a flat tire.

After about 30 minutes, the flat was fixed, and the heavy load went on its way.

The transformer must be moved from Kapolei to Kaneohe.

And the transport vehicle is traveling at about 10 to 15 mph on roads and 5 mph on bridges.

The delivery was to take about four hours, and started about 9 a.m. at Hawaiian Electric's Ewa Nui Substation on Farrington Highway.

The route traveled through the Ewa area and heads east through Salt Lake before running into trouble. At Waiakamilo. the route heads up to Vineyard Boulevard, and then travels downtown on Bishop Street to South King Street.

The route is to end at the Koolau Substation on Kahiko Street.

The heavy load is being accompanied by a police escort.

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