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H-3 freeway shut down in both directions for coronavirus surge testing

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Video by Cindy Ellen Russel; courtesy video Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center
For several hours, state and city officials shut down both sides of the H-3 freeway on Tuesday for drive-thru COVID-19 surge testing in an effort to test as many Oahu residents as possible.
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A sign advertises COVID-19 surge testing on the H-3 freeway.
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Near the entrance to H-3 westbound for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Near the entrance to H-3 westbound for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Drivers line up at the entrance to H-3 westbound for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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The scene inside the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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The scene inside the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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The scene inside the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for surge COVID-19 testing.
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Drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Police direct traffic as drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Police direct traffic as drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Drivers enter the Kaneohe-bound Tetsuo Harano Tunnel for drive-thru COVID-19 surge testing. Each tunnel had 50 testing stations and 30 registrations stations inside.
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Drivers line up to be tested for COVID-19 inside the Kaneohe-bound Tetsuo Harano Tunnel.
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A driver indicating that he had been waiting about 10 minutes to get tested for COVID-19 near the Kaneohe-bound Tetsuo Harano Tunnel.
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Drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Drivers wait along H-3 freeway near the Kaneohe-bound Tetsuo Harano Tunnel for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Honolulu police officers direct traffic inside the Kaneohe-bound Tetsuo Harano Tunnel, where drivers waited to be tested for COVID-19. Each tunnel had 50 testing stations and 30 registration stations inside.
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Honolulu police officers direct traffic inside the Kaneohe-bound Tetsuo Harano Tunnel, where drivers waited to be tested for COVID-19. Each tunnel had 50 testing stations and 30 registration stations inside.
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Gov. David Ige speaks at the Tetsuo Harano Tunnels, where drive-thru COVID-19 surge testing was held on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
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Gov. David Ige speaks at the Tetsuo Harano Tunnels, where drive-thru COVID-19 surge testing was held on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
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Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jeffrey Roache discusses COVID-19 surge testing operations inside the Tetsuo Harano Tunnels on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
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Gov. David Ige held a press conference at the Tetsuo Harano Tunnels, where drive-thru COVID-19 surge testing was held on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
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Gov. David Ige speaks to a reporter at the Tetsuo Harano Tunnels, where drive-thru COVID-19 surge testing was held on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
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Drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Police direct traffic as drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Police direct traffic as drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Police direct traffic as drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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A driver lines up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Police direct traffic as drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Police direct traffic as drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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Drivers line up to enter the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on H-3 for COVID-19 surge testing.
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An empty stretch of Honolulu-bound H-3 freeway from Kaneohe. Majority of the testing activity was on the leeward side

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