Kalihiwai Bridge reopens; flash flood advisory extended to 5 pm

Kūhi‘ō Highway near Kalihiwai Bridge has been reopened as of 1 p.m. today. The highway was closed since 3 a.m. due to a landslide that blocked the roadway.

Kalihiwai Road in Kīlauea has also been reopened.

The Kaua‘i Bus will resume service to Princeville but is unable to service the Hanalei community due to the highway closure.

The Ocean Safety Bureau (OSB) reports that county lifeguards will not be manning lifeguard towers at county beaches for the remainder of the day, due to the inclement weather.

OSB officials remind residents and visitors that a high surf advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow, and a brown water advisory has also been posted until further notice.

The island of Kaua’i remains under a flash flood warning until at least 5 p.m. A wind advisory has been posted until 6 p.m.

The following roads remain closed: Kūhi‘ō Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei bridge due to flooding (as of 1:56 a.m.) Ohiki Road in Hanalei (as of 8:49 a.m.) ‘Anini Road leading to ‘Anini Beach (as of 8:49 a.m.)

Kūhi‘ō Highway in the vicinity of mile marker 22.5 in Kīlauea; northbound traffic is being diverted to Kolo Road while southbound traffic is being redirected to Pili Road Kapahi bridge at the Kawaihau and Kahuna road junction will be closed for repairs until at least the middle of next week

One lane of Kūhi‘ō Highway in Lumaha’i is blocked due to a landslide but remains open.

Crews from the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) continue to work to restore power to the Kīlauea, Kalihiwai and ‘Anini communities.

The Hanalei refuse transfer station remains closed until further notice.

The Kapa‘a refuse transfer station has resumed all services except for green waste collection. Green waste is only being accepted at the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station until further notice.

If you or someone you know is in need of shelter, please call Civil Defense at 241-1800 for assistance.

The Hawai’i State Civil Defense has activated a toll free number for damage reports from residents whose property, home or business was damaged by the ongoing severe weather. The toll free number is 855-211-7456, extension 654.

For up-to-date information on the weather, please go to the National Weather Service website, http://www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/hnl/.

For information on any road closures that may occur, please call 241-1725.


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