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Sewage spill reported in Kapaia

KAPAIA – The county reported a sewage spill of unknown origin or quantity Saturday afternoon.

The county Department of Public Works Wastewater Division is conducting work to alleviate a sewage spill on Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of the Kapaia Bridge.

No closures have been reported, but officials are advising motorists to drive with caution, as crews are working behind the guardrail in the area.

The spill began at around 4:15 p.m. when a manhole cover overflowed.

The state Department of Transportation has been notified.

The investigation into the cause of the spill is ongoing.

Anyone with questions may contact DPW’s Jason Kagimoto at 241-4083 or jkagimoto@kauai.gov.

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