LIHU‘E — What started out as a hole in the road turned out to be more than just a hole in Pua Loke on Saturday.
The 2900 block of Pua Nani Street was closed due to a large sinkhole in a portion of the road, stated a police dispatch email.
But when county public works crews responded to the initial report, the truck carrying fill material for the reported hole came upon another hole as the weight from its load proved more than Pua Nani Street could bear.
With a bang, a second hole appeared where the truck’s tire went through the street, revealing a cavernous hole under the street.
Local traffic was diverted along residences’ yards and road shoulders as crews from the county, the Department of Water and Goodfellow Brothers worked to fix the situation.
County roads divison crews said a water main break is the possible cause of the damage, the county Public Works Department reported.
The 2900 block of Pua Nani Street remains closed until further notice, and water service has been shut off until those repairs can be made, the county reported.