Police close Dole St. near UH due to water main break

Published On: Aug 06 2014 03:20:17 AM HST   Updated On: Jun 27 2014 12:05:13 PM HST

Honolulu police closed Dole Street in both directions between Kanewai Park and University of Hawaii Faculty Housing Thursday afternoon due to a water main break.

The break was initially reported to the Board of Water Supply just after 2 p.m.

Click here to see a ulocal video of the water main break.

Crews isolated the break on a 20-inch water main near the area of 2645 Dole Street. 

BWS says water was restored to all customers around 10:18 p.m. The water interruption had affected Lower Manoa, Upper Manoa, St. Louis Heights, Makiki Heights and Lower Makiki.  Water service has also been restored to UH Manoa.

However, crews continue to work on a bypass for customers in the lower St. Louis Heights area, from the 1500 block on down, and a condominium complex near Chaminade University are still without water service.

Click here to watch Ashley Moser's LIVE report Friday morning.

Dole Street will remain closed between Kanewai Park and the UH Faculty Housing for the repair, which is anticipated throughout Friday.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area or find alternate routes, if possible.

Nearby on Waialae Avenue, Hawaiian Telcom also announced that emergency repair work has closed one lane between 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue.  Crews are repairing a 2,100 pair underground cable.  Hawaiian Telcom says work will go on 24 hours a day until the issue is resolved.

An afternoon contraflow will have two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane open for traffic.  During the morning rush hour, there will be two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane.

Motorists are urged to use alternative routes, if possible, until the repair work is complete and the lane is reopened.

Roads are expected to reopen on Friday.

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