ROAD OPEN: Fire Temorarily Impacts Mokulele Traffic
By Wendy Osher
(Update: 1:30 p.m. 6/7/13)
The Mokulele Highway at Mehameha is now open following a fire near the animal shelter.
Police had temporarily blocked the Kahului-bound lanes due to heavy smoke that hampered visibility in the area.
(12:09 p.m. 6/7/13; 11:59 a.m. 6/7/13)
Motorists are advised to avoid the Mokulele Highway due to a fire reported near the animal shelter in the area of Mehameha Loop.
The Maui Police Department issued a road closure advisory in the area just before noon on Friday, June 7, 2013, saying the smoke from the fire was affecting the Kahului bound lanes.
At around 12:09 p.m., motorists reported that they were being diverted around the scene.