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Crews continue to work on broken water main on Waialae Ave.

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    Board of Water Supply crews work to repair a 12-inch main break on Waialae Avenue near 7th Avenue.

Board of Water Supply crews are continuing their work to repair a broken 12-inch water main on Waialae Avenue between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue in Kaimuki Tuesday. Koko Head-bound lanes and classes cancelled at St. Patrick’s School.

St. Patrick’s School and Church is among 14 customers without water service Tuesday. A water wagon is at 1143 7th Ave. for the customers on 7th Ave. between Waialae and Harding avenues without water.

Classes for the school’s 323 students at the Harding Avenue school in grades 3 to 8 are expected to resume Wednesday.

The main break was reported at about 10:33 p.m. Monday on Waialae Avenue near the 7th Avenue intersection.

The pressurized main is located directly below the Hawaiian Telcom manhole and caused extensive damage to the manhole and cables.

About 65 business and residential customers in the area have reported telephone and internet outages. 

The repair work initially closed all lanes of Waialae Avenue between 6th and 8th avenues.

Repair crews cleared excess debris from the roadway and reopened town-bound lanes on Waialae Avenue, but later closed the far-left town-bound lane.

To complete the repairs crews need to slightly increase the work area to include a partial closure of an additional Ewa-bound lane.  

All Diamond Head-bound lanes remain closed.  Motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving near the work area.

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