HDOT 5 PM update on Tropical Storm Lane

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Airports News, Harbors News, Highways News, Main, News

 Crews continue to respond to issues caused by heavy rains on Hawaii Island, storm effects and fire on Maui, storm effects on Oahu, and engage in preparations on Kauai.

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is continuing to respond to damages caused by heavy rains on Hawaii Island, storm impacts and fire response on Maui, the beginning of storm effects on Oahu and continues preparing on Kauai.

Hawaii Island

Airports

  • Hilo Airport and Ellison Onizuka International Airport at Keahole do not have any reported damages.

Harbors

  • Hilo and Kawaihae Harbors are open. Shippers should schedule arrivals in these ports through PortCall.com and should be aware of possible debris in the water.

Highways

  • Bayfront Highway in Hilo remains closed due to flooding on the road.
  • Kohala Mountain Road opened as of 11:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.
  • Akoni Pule Highway (Highway 270) north of Hawi was closed due to a landslide involving several 20-30-foot tall trees. Road was opened early today; however, a second landslide blocked access at MM 25 at 8:50 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, this second landslide was cleared as of 4:39 p.m.
  • Highway 19 near Honomu experienced more than 14 landslides causing four complete road closures. The road is limited to single lane emergency access from mile marker 0 to mile marker 32.
  • Saddle Road/Daniel K. Inouye Highway between mile markers 8.9 and 11.1 were closed due to water and debris crossing the road. The road was reopened to single lane guided access as of 6:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 and fully reopened as of 4:40 p.m.

Maui County

Airports

  • Power to Kahului Airport was restored Thursday evening. Five passengers sheltered in the terminal overnight at their request. All other passengers were accommodated on other flights or put up in hotels.
  • Several airlines have canceled service to OGG today due to the weather. All departing and arriving passengers are advised to check flight status and confirm their reserved seat with their airline before going to the airport.
  • Kapalua Airport has been sheltering individuals displaced by the Kaanapali fires.
  • Airport firefighters assisting with response to Maui fires.
  • Makani Kai flights to Kalaupapa Airport on Molokai canceled today.

Harbors

  • Kahului placed in “Zulu” at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.
  • Harbors staff will conduct assessment at first light, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

Highways

  • Honoapiilani Highway and Kahekili Highway in West Maui were closed due to the Lahaina and Kaanapali fires. Honoapiilani Highway was reopened Friday morning. Kahekili Highway in West Maui remains closed. Kahului crews are assisting with water tankers.
  • Kahului crews cleared fallen trees and branches on Honoapiilani Highway, Kula Highway, Kekaulike Avenue and Crater Road.
  • Due to power outages, signals were out along Haleakala Highway, Kula Highway and Honoapiilani Highway. Signals on Honoapiilani Highway at Leialii Parkway (at the Civic Center) and lower Honoapiilani Highway Road remain out.
  • Landslides on Hana Highway mile markers 10, 15, and 20 were cleared; however, a fallen tree has blocked the highway again at mile marker 20.

Oahu

Airports

  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is operational with no reported damages.

Harbors

  • Oahu ports have been at “Zulu” since 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.
  • Harbors staff will conduct assessment at first light, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.
  • Arrival of NCL’s Pride of America is expected to arrive early Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Confirmed passengers are asked to check with NCL prior to coming to Honolulu Harbor by calling 1-800-327-7030.

Highways

  • Kailua/Kaneohe bound lanes of Pali Highway closed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 and will be opened following post storm assessments.
  • Left lanes of the H-3 Freeway at the Harano Tunnels have been closed for equipment staging and will remain closed until equipment is deployed or no longer needed.
  • Oahu District crews responded to fallen trees on Ala Moana Boulevard, Likelike Highway, H-1 westbound at School Street, Kamehameha Highway at Ehukai Beach, and Farrington Highway at Hakimo Road. Crews also responded to a utility pole fire near Ulehawa Beach Park and debris on Likelike Highway before Kahekili Highway.
  • Eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of Farrington Highway at Kahe Power Plant reopened following fire.

Kauai

Airports

  • Visual paging screens displaying weather message have run from 6 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

Harbors

  • Nawiliwili and Port Allen placed at “Zulu” 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

Highways

  • Maintenance crews staging at state baseyard.
  • HDOT inspected Kuhio Highway between Waikoko and Wainiha at 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 and following consultation with Kauai Emergency Management Agency will run the convoy for limited local access on the Sunday/Holiday schedule until 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Determination on access for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 will be made after assessment of the route.
  • Wailua contraflow will not run on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

Please continue to follow HDOT’s social media accounts, https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation/ and https://twitter.com/DOTHawaii for updates and visit the HDOT Hurricane Lane webpage at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/hurricane-lane/

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