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Overturned truck, rains back up traffic on H-1 freeway

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    Traffic began to slow and back up in Kunia after police closed the H-1 freeway in the Waianae direction after a truck overturned.

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    Police shut the H-1 freeway in the Waianae direction just before the Makakilo offramp this afternoon after a truck overturned on wet roads. Vehicles appeared to be turning around and driving back on the shoulder near the closure.

An overturned truck shut down all west-bound lanes of the H-1 freeway just before the Makakilo off-ramp for several hours Saturday, backing up traffic on the freeway for a second day.

Police reported the closure at 2:10 p.m. and reopened the lanes at about

Honolulu police have shut down all west-bound lanes of the H-1 freeway near Makakilo after a truck overturned.

Police reported the closure, just before the Makakilo off-ramp, at about 2:10 p.m. and reopened the lanes by 8:20 p.m.

Heavy rains over Central Oahu also helped slow traffic on the freeway.

Friday afternoon, an accident on the freeway in Waipahu and heavy rains also backed up traffic on the freeway for several hours. The accident closed two west-bound lanes.

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        • NB – Total shibai. We do not need the extra billions of wasted dollars to take rail from Middle Street to Ala Moana. We do not need the large property tax increases to cover the crushing monthly O&M costs estimated between $10-20 million or more per month. ($120-$240 million per year or more)

          Not to mention rail will receive the same shoddy, lack of maintenance government gives to infrastructure, roads, Zip Mobile, water, sewer lines and more. Rail will break down, stations closed to overdue maintenance.

          Rail. Just another endless, growing, Nei money pit.

        • Rail will not improve truck drivers who drive too fast and need more training to be akamai. Oh and guess what, the rail is going it may not get done until after 2024. Oh another thing I live in Nanakuli and the rail will never ever help the Westside.

      • Obviously you have never driven in the middle east. No such thing as a shoulder as traffic expands 1-2 lanes in to the dirt next to the road. Speed limits? Signals? Signage? What is that/Who cares…. Kind of like the motor cyclists that I frequently see driving between lanes, speeding down the “shoulder” and changing 3 lanes at a time here. Not to mention the idiots that can’t be bothered to maintain a safe buffer between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them.

  • someone probably hydroplaned and lost control. that part of the freeway around the bend always floods when there are even brief downpours like today.

    • If it turns out this accident was caused by driver error or poor vehicle maintenance, then in a fair world the driver or the person responsible for the vehicle’s mechanical condition should be sent a bill for the time wasted by each driver and passenger who got stuck in the resulting traffic. Figure the final dollar amount to be the total hours wasted multiplied by the prevailing minimum wage. That would, again in a fair world, prove to be a serious penalty for negligence.

  • These inattentive, speeding and careless drivers think their time is more valuable than the rest of ours. Their licenses should be revoked.

        • If it is a garbage truck has to be a Rolloffs. They have the most aggressive drivers I have ever seen.

        • Also yesterday morning, was nearly sideswiped by a roll-off truck (Ce&S I believe) going Diamond Head on H-1 around Punahou exit, he had to be going 70 mph in heavy traffic! What’s with these guys? They’re driving their vehicles like dangerous weapons. Saving a couple of minutes isn’t worth someone’s life.

  • These big rigs often speed along over 70mph. Inexperienced “big body” drivers often think they’re driving sports cars. Scary.

  • Trucks are the worst drivers in this area. They go 20 miles under the speed limit in the left lane, or speed in the right lane. Not sure how this particular accident was caused, but driving on this road every day I can’t say I’m not surprised.

  • Traffic was bad going in to town this morning after an accident, then gets worse going westbound this afternoon. I feel sorry for those guys living on the west side who decided to spend the day in town today.

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