HDOT update on Tropical Storm Lane, August 25, 2018

Posted on Aug 25, 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. All airlines are reported at full operations.

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

  • All state routes on Hawaii Island are open as of 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Crews responded to flooding on Highways 11, 19, and 130 overnight and will continue to assess facilities.

Maui County

Airports

  • All airlines are in full operations at Maui County airports with the exception of Ohana by Hawaii servicing Kapalua Airport on Molokai. Ticketed and confirmed passengers are reminded to check their flight status with their airline before heading to the airport. Please be patient and expect crowds at airports as airlines make up for earlier cancellations.

Harbors

  • Harbors staff conducted assessment at first light. With concurrence of the Captain of the Port, Kahului and Kaunakakai Harbors was taken out of “Zulu” and placed into “hurricane preparedness” status, which means shippers can resume operations with caution. Shippers should schedule arrivals in these ports through PortCall.com and should be aware of possible debris in the water.
  • Kaumalapau Harbor remains at “Zulu” as of 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

Highways

  • All previously reported landslides and fallen trees on Hana Highway including the landslide at mile marker 23.5 reported at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 have been cleared.
  • Saturday morning the Molokai crew was engaged in clearing debris in fords on Kamehameha V Highway between mile markers 10 and 27.
  • Maui crews responded to a traffic signal at Piilani Highway and Kilohana Drive and brought it up early Saturday morning. Motorists are asked to exercise caution at any non-operational traffic signals and treat as a four-way stop.

Oahu

Airports

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

Harbors

  • Harbors staff conducted assessment at first light. With concurrence of the Captain of the Port, Honolulu Harbor and Kalaeloa were taken out of “Zulu” and placed into “hurricane preparedness” status, which means shippers can resume operations with caution. Shippers should schedule arrivals in these ports through PortCall.com and should be aware of possible debris in the water.
  • Arrival of NCL’s Pride of America is expected to arrive early Sunday, Aug. 26, 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. HDOT anticipates opening the Kailua bound lanes at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
  • Crews responding to reports of rocks, debris, and tree branches on Pali Highway Kailua bound after the second tunnel and a downed tree blocking Honolulu bound lanes at the Nuuanu Reservior.
  • Left lanes of the H-3 Freeway at the Harano Tunnels were opened as of 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

Kauai

Airports

  • Lihue and Port Allen Airports are in normal operations. No reported damages.

Harbors

  • Nawiliwili and Port Allen were taken out of “Zulu” as of 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 and placed into “hurricane preparedness” status, which means normal operations can resume with caution. Shippers should schedule arrivals in these ports through PortCall.com and should be aware of possible debris in the water.

Highways

  • HDOT inspected Kuhio Highway between Waikoko and Wainiha and will run the full convoy schedule for limited local access on the Sunday/Holiday schedule today, Aug. 25, 2018 and tomorrow, Aug. 26, 2018, weather permitting.
  • 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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