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Multiple Road Closures in Effect Due to Severe Weather

September 13, 2016, 8:48 PM HST
* Updated September 14, 12:20 PM
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Weather Updates/Advisories:

Piilani Hwy:   As of 11:30 a.m., the Piilani Hwy. at mile-marker 30 is closed to traffic due to flooding. The Manawainui Bridge is also closed due to a rockslide. Motorists use caution and avoid the area.

HONOAPIILANI HWY RE-OPENS: At 12 p.m. on Wednesday, traffic on the Honoapiilani Hwy from the “Pali” to mile 19 is slow moving due to the river flooding over. Motorist use caution and expect delays.  As of 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui police had reopened the Honoapiʻilani Highway in both directions; However, motorists are advised to drive with caution, and be advised that the highway may close again at any time due to flooding, debris or other safety issues.

Iao Valley Road Closed: 11:58 a.m. 9.14.16,  Iao Valley Road is closed from Main Street as clean-up efforts continue. Access is limited to local traffic only. Motorists use an alternate route.

Hana Hwy closed at Honomanu due to landslides and debris.

Hana Hwy closed at Honomanu due to landslides and debris.

HANA HWY: As of 6:30 a.m. on 9.14.16, there’s lots of small landslides and debris along the Hāna Highway between Keʻanae and Hāna town.  It is passable for now, but not recommended to travel that way if you can avoid it.

Once you get into Hāna town, the road is closed going along the back way from Mile 51-44.  Road crews are responding to remove large boulders, trees and address flooding issues along that section. There’s also a closure in the Wailua area, where police are limiting travel to residential traffic only.

Last night, flooding and landslides at Honomanū between Mile 14 and 16 resulted in a closure in both directions at that location, but was passable as of this morning.  At 9:30 p.m., there were multiple reports of landslides near Koki Beach in Hāna, and a landslide on the Hāna Highway near Mile 25 in Nāhiku.


Baldwin Beach Park Closed: The County of Maui Dept. of Parks and Recreation announced that due to bad weather and safety concerns to the County facility, Baldwin Beach Park will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 until further notice.

ʻĪao evacuated.

ʻĪao evacuated.

11 Evacuated from ʻĪao Valley

Police and fire crews also helped to evacuate 11 residents out of ʻĪao Valley on Tuesday night.


More residents may have self-evacuated from Happy Valley.

Kepaniwai Park in Iao Valley is closed until further notice; assessments will be conducted in the morning.


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