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Also, please be careful when driving as the rain is not stopping and mudslides have been reported. In Hawi, we have had almost 2 inches of rain since yesterday. Stay safe.

Hawaii Police Department reports that Highway 19 at mile 13 is closed both lanes due to a landslide near Honomu.  Department of Transportation estimates 2 hours for clearing to reopen. There are no detours in this area.

Avoid this area and stay off all roadways due to the hazardous driving conditions of poor visibility, debris on roadways and ponding or running water on roadways.


Highway 19 is partially blocked in multiple areas due to landslides.  Police and Department of Transportation crews are responding to the rock slides, debris and water on the roadway.  This roadway is extremely hazardous due to debris and water on the roadway.

The following roadways remain closed:

  • Kamehameha Avenue between Pauahi and Ponahawai
  • Pauahi Street
  • Kukila Street
  • East Kawailani Street from Awapuhi to Nohona Street
  • Pohaku from 39th to 40th in Orchidland Estates
  • Bay Front Highway
  • Laupahoehoe Point Road

Due to the Flash Flooding on the Roadways the following advisories are issued:

  • Stay off the roadways if at all possible due to hazardous driving conditions of poor visibility, debris on roadway and ponding or flowing water.
  • Conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day as Hurricane Lane moves by the island and winds increase.
  • Other roadways may become impassable at any time without notice.
  • Drivers and persons on foot are reminded do not cross fast flow water, turn around don’t drown.

Written by: KNKR News

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