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Worker clearing Kauai lifeline stays motivated by those trapped on other side

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    Workers and heavy construction equipment cleared mud and debris from Kuhio Highway leading to Wainiha on Thursday. Khaled Ahmasajid made his way over a part of the landslide.

  • DENNIS ODA / DOD@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Nikola Tupou removed debris from the hillside.

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    Kevin Cox walked across Kuhio Highway leading to Wainiha. This portion of the road was closed earlier. He fled during the heavy rain and came back to retrieve his surfboard.

  • DENNIS ODA / DOD@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Workers Thursday walked along a small path cut through the mud on Kuhio Highway so they could get to the damaged area farther down the road.

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    Randy Oshita, left, talked to Alex Pascual about the progress.

Since last weekend’s storm, Randall Boyer estimates that he and his dump truck alone have hauled out 35 loads of mud and debris every day to try and clear Kuhio Highway. Read more

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