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Cracked trees close Wilson and Pali tunnels

Police have shut down the Honolulu-bound lanes of Likelike Highway at the Wilson Tunnel because of cracked trees, posing a safety hazard to motorists.

The closure occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Officers are currently at the scene redirecting motorists.

Police said the Honolulu-bound lanes on the H-3 freeway are also closed for cleaning. The closure is not weather-related.

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    • HPD decided to close both roads, State decided to shut down H3 town bound for no reason.

      Cleaning should have been stopped, road open. Clean when other roads are open.

      Once again our state DOT hasn’t got a clue. Same as every day.

        • The workers are just doing what they are told by their useless, clueless, incompetent bosses who lack the main ingredient of leaders today “Common Sense”
          Having Common sense today is like having common mango’s, before had plenty, today…hard to find.
          All these young know it all’s, think they know what to do, they are the ones who laughed and told the old timer’s time to retire, time for a new regime, old fashioned the way you do things. Yup, that’s what we got today, one’s that don’t know, that they don’t know, but actually think and believe they know. Just like all the politicians, what a joke! can’t make a simple decision.

      • Trim the trees back instead of listening and giving in to the Sierra Club, Outdoor Circle, etc. and then when the winds come and blow these trees and create and hazard or block lanes, then decide to cut them completely down. Be a little proactiv.

  • Here we go again. Gotta close lanes because of “cracked trees, posing a hazard to motorists.” Before, with heavy rains and winds, they close lanes because of downed trees, branches on the lanes, or landslides. Why do they need trees so close to the highways anyway? Does it make cars go faster/slower? Does it mute the sounds of those cars with their stereos blaring? I don’t know. When these closures happen, people on either side of the tunnels get stuck. Have to use “alternate” routes. There’s no trees that close to the H3 so you never read or see on the news that H3 lanes are closed in either direction because of problems with trees. I don’t use any of the tunnels unless I really have to, so, I’m not inconvenienced. But, for the people that are stuck to reroute, it’s a pain in the bu_t. I’m sure some have had to “detour” before. It’s not going to end until the trees are farther away from the highway. Only my opinion…

  • And the moment they DO NOT close lanes due to hazards, or maybe closing the H-3 due to high winds (no reason?), and somebody gets hurt…the lawsuits come a-flying…and it is interesting how many times somebody with a negative attitude, and probably negative outlook on life (with more than their fair share of negative comments) are the first to be plaintiffs…

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