Highway closed at Hanalei Bridge; convoy canceled

HANALEI — Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge is closed until further notice due to a flash flood warning for the island of Kauai. The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Hanalei Elementary School.

This road closure includes the portion of Kuhio Highway that remains closed due to a landslide. Kauai police are currently on scene and state Department of Transportation officials are responding.

State DOT officials announce that the convoys on Kuhio Highway between Waikoko and Wainiha are temporarily suspended until further notice due to weather conditions. Officials are monitoring the highway and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

A flash flood warning means flash flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads, and low-lying areas. Do not cross fast-flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.

Ponding, low visibility and other hazardous driving conditions are expected. If you must drive, do so with extreme caution.

For updates on road conditions and closures, call 241-1725. Do not call Kauai police 911 unless you have an emergency.

For weather updates, call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 245-6001, or visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hawaii.

To sign up for Blackboard Connect, the county’s emergency notification service, go to the county’s website, www.kauai.gov, or call the Kauai Emergency Management Agency at 241-1800.

  1. Claudia Cowden December 31, 2018 7:49 am Reply

    This happened two days ago; why is it “Breaking News Banner”?

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