POSTED: 05:20 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014
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.