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Eastbound lanes in Pearl City closed for main break

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:02 p.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014

The two righthand, eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway were closed Thursday morning between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street in Pearl City because of a water main break.

Three customers, all businesses, at the Pearl Kai Shopping Center are without water, a Board of Water Supply spokesman said. A water bypass system has been installed and a water wagon has been set up in the parking lot of McDonald's to provide an alternate water source. 

The main break was reported at 4:53 a.m. at 98-135 Kamehameha Highway.

Police had shut down all eastbound lanes, but reopened the left lane at 6:15 a.m.

Traffic is being redirected up Kaonohi Street to Moanalua Road.

The 12-inch cast iron main was originally installed in 1961, according to the BWS.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area as work is expected to continue throughout the day.

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kamakane wrote:
Aaahhhhh, that would be AIEA!!
on March 6,2014 | 05:23AM
mcc wrote:
This happens at least once a week. It messes traffic up each time . Rather that the rail our leaders should fix our sewers, water mains and potholes to improve traffic conditions. Patching doesn't work with 50 years old mains.
on March 6,2014 | 07:16AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Having worked in the field for a little, I know a little about this. For one, we can't dig up all over the place looking for weak water mains. It's just the nature of the beast. This break could have been going on for a very long time until suddenly the main couldn't handle it. Contrast to colonoscopy exams, only that with these exams we are able to check if one's colon's for example have taken on a lot of damage due to maybe charcoal laden foods. We don't have the technology to root around underground to get a head start on where the next water main break will be. Well excuse me for not being able to afford to go to Punahou. And also for all this mundane talk. My grammar is probably as bad as can be. Or maybe it's good.
on March 6,2014 | 12:08PM
Pocho wrote:
BAd reporting Pali Momi St. is Aiea
on March 6,2014 | 08:04AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Diamond ahead to Ewa, let me see if I can get it right: Halawa, Aiea, Pearl City, Waipahu, Waikele, Kunia, Ewa, etc.
on March 6,2014 | 12:15PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Also they don't care because another daily is not challenging them.
on March 6,2014 | 12:16PM
JAFO wrote:
Just like channel 2 reporting on ball field the other day, calling it a Waikiki park? Waikiki is Makai of the Ala Wai!
on March 6,2014 | 08:24AM
mcc wrote:
Reporters are tired. They even pre write stories for the front page so they do not have to work weekends. Only one person needed to insert sports scores.
on March 6,2014 | 08:40AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Sunday 7-500 is closed. I tried to drop off the 2014 Best Voting there and the security guards told me I couldn't go into the building, so like a check, I mailed it in.
on March 6,2014 | 12:13PM
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