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Traffic back-up on H-3 Freeway cleared

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:46 p.m. HST, May 09, 2012

Fire and road crews cleared the Kaneohe-bound lanes of H-3 Freeway about 10 a.m. following a car fire that shut down one lane for nearly an hour. 

Police closed the right lane of the freeway about a quarter-mile before the Harano Tunnel, on the Halawa side, about 9:14 a.m.

With only one lane open, traffic crawled for more than a mile in the interim.

Firefighters reached the scene at 8:51 a.m. and found a truck engulfed in flames, fire Capt. Terry Seelig said. The fire started in the engine, he said.

Firefighers put out the fire in seven minutes. No one was injured, Seelig said. Damage to the truck was estimated at $6,000.

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olos73 wrote:
Did DOT put the info on those electronic boards on the freeways to let people know of the problem? Tell them to use alternate routes.
on May 9,2012 | 10:41AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Amazing that most motorists don't carry a fire extinguisher in their car. At least they can attempt to put out the fire in their car or assist another motorist whose car is on fire.
on May 9,2012 | 11:05AM
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