Families reel with Waimea landslide blocking a portion of Menehune Road

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A friend of the Dusenberry family hauls a big bag of dog food Wednesday while traversing a landslide rock pile that blocks Menehune Road near the Waimea swinging bridge over the Waimea River. The bridge’s foundation was also damaged by the landslide.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Wayne “Shige” Maeda leads members of the Dusenberry family along a makeshift path on the Menehune Ditch walls to skirt the landslide that blocked Menehune Road near the swinging bridge over the Waimea River in Waimea Valley Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Menehune Road remains closed Wednesday while a Wa‘alani Enterprises excavator works to clear access for utility trucks on the eastern end of the Waimea River mauka of the Waimea swinging bridge.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The scope of the Waimea landslide that covered Menehune Road in the vicinity of the Waimea swinging bridge that was damaged is seen.

WAIMEA — Frustration over the lack of activity grew among residents affected by the closure of a portion of Menehune Road near the swinging bridge over the Waimea River Wednesday.

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