HDOT Highways Hurricane Douglas updates July 26

Posted on Jul 26, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division updates on Hurricane Douglas as of 8 a.m. Sunday, July 26 are:

Hawaii District reports rain continues on the north shore. Staff remains on standby to address issues if they arise.

Maui District has three crews mobilized at Kahului and Keanae baseyards. Traffic signal outages are reported at Honoapiilani Highway’s intersections with Waiko Road and Kehalani Parkway. These signals were not at the 12 intersections with installed UPS battery backups but will be upgraded by the end of the year.

Oahu District crews have reset coastal highway protections on Kamehameha Highway in Hauula. They will report to baseyards for mobilization at 12 p.m.  Government vehicles and equipment will be parked in the inside lanes of the H-3 Freeway in the Harano Tunnels in both directions for protection prior to expected hurricane impact.

Kauai District may mobilize their crews later today based on forecasts of the storm’s track and strength and impacts reported by Maui and Oahu Districts.

HDOT asks residents and visitors to stay indoors during the passage of Hurricane Douglas. Other recommended preparedness actions that can be taken without traveling on the roads include securing loose objects such as chairs and garden ornaments by bringing them inside.

Please stay updated through official sources such as the National Weather Service and media outlets. HDOT updates will continue to be uploaded at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/weather-traffic/ and social media accounts https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation/ and https://twitter.com/DOTHawaii