Rains deluge North Shore

HANALEI — Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge was closed for several hours Saturday during a flash flood warning for the island of Kauai.

The flash flood warning was later dropped and the road reopened by 5 p.m.

Kauai police and state Department of Transportation officials responded to the scene.

The section of Kuhio Highway between Waikoko and Wainiha was also closed for roughly two hours Saturday morning due to flooding.

The roadway reopened by Saturday afternoon and the convoys resumed on a holiday schedule.

The public is reminded that this area is open to local residents only. Access beyond the Wainiha checkpoint requires a placard issued by the county.

For updates on road conditions and closures, call 241-1725. Do not call 911 unless it is 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.

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