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Weekend Rain Wreaks Havoc, Maui Flood Mitigation Continues

May 1, 2017, 4:09 PM HST
* Updated May 1, 4:17 PM
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Heavy rains shut down roads, damaged county facilities and even caused a large tree to fall upon a moving vehicle this weekend.

Here’s a look at what is open, what remains closed and what is still under repair:

EAST MAUI SINK HOLE: The storm caused a sink hole to appear along Piʻilani Highway near Kalepa Point on Saturday. The sinkhole has since been filled and the road reopened today.

FLOODING AT PAHIHI/PIʻILANI HWY: Heavy rains caused water to flow over Piiʻlani Highway near the Pahihi area (not Kaupō Gap as initially reported) shutting down the road Sunday. Crews cleared debris and reopened the highway by noon today.

Landslides occurred in several areas along Kahikili Highway near mile marker 11. Those landslides were cleared Sunday. PC: County of Maui 4.30.17

LANDSLIDES KAHEKILI HWY: Landslides occurred in several areas along Kahikili Highway near mile marker 11. Those landslides were cleared Sunday.


S KIHEI ROAD FLOODING: South Kīhei Road was shut down due to a bad combination of high surf, high tide and heavy rains Saturday and Sunday, from Ohukai Road to Kaonuolu Street. Crews reopened the S. Kīhei Road this afternoon around 3:45 p.m.


CENTRAL MAUI LANDFILL: Central Maui Landfill closed early at noon today to repair flood damage. It is expected to reopen tomorrow for its regular hours (6 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Sink hole reopens at Kalepa at Mile 39 of the Hāna/Piʻilani Hwy in East Maui. PC: 4.29.17 courtesy Jonathan Starr.

TREE FALLS ON TRUCK ON PIʻIHOLO RD: There was one report to Maui police dispatch about a tree which fell on a man’s truck on Saturday at around 2 p.m. while he was driving on Piʻiholo Road. The driver was uninjured and the vehicle towed away without further incident.

STAGE 1 WATER SHORTAGE CANCELLED FOR UPCOUNTRY: Also, please note that the water shortage has been canceled due to the heavy rainfall over the weekend.


BROWN WATER ADVISORY FOR ISLAND OF MAUI:  The state of Hawaiʻi, Department of Health, Clean Water Branch issued a Brown Water Advisory for the Island of Maui on Monday following heavy rains over the weekend.


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