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Gas leak closes Kilauea Avenue in Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:57 a.m. HST, Dec 16, 2013

Hawaii County police have closed off a stretch of Kilauea Avenue in Hilo due to a gas leak.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 7:03 this morning after a report of a gas leak. They found a gas line rupture due to road construction, fire officials said.

Kilauea Avenue between Mohouli and Hoku streets was closed to traffic until around 11 a.m. while the leak was repaired, police said.

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HanabataDays wrote:
And just to think, when they almost blew up the Mo'ili'ili Green Alas with a gas leak in the middle of the night in the '90s, they didn't block off anything. The HFD coming up from the Kapahulu FS said they could smell the gas when they got to Kapahulu and Date (at least a mile away). And then the gas company ended up blaming a disgruntled ex-employee of a pizza place another half mile down the road, who somehow got ahold of a bottle of pure mercaptan and somehow uncorked it on a table in the restaurant in the wee hours when it was locked up tight. PS -- They were digging up the gas pipes under the 2600 block of S. King the very NEXT day and they "snipped" the Green Alas entirely just a couple years later.
on December 16,2013 | 09:40AM
copperwire9 wrote:
Hello! It's nearly 4:00 and the road is not open yet. Did NOT re-open at 11:00.
on December 16,2013 | 02:49PM
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