16-inch water main break near Haleiwa Beach Park shuts down portion of Kamehameha Highway

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Courtesy: Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation

HONOLULU (KHON2) — One southbound lane of Kamehameha Highway is closed fronting Haleiwa Beach Park as a Board of Water Supply crew works to repair a 16-inch water main break that caused extensive flooding in the area.

The main break was first reported at around 6:30 a.m. and City and County officials confirmed the southbound lane of Kamehameha Highway remained closed from the Joseph P. Leong Bypass to the North Shore Macadamia Nut Company at 2:06 p.m.

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The break comes just days after another water main, this one 24 inches, forced the closure of two westbound lanes of Kalanianaole Highway near Kuliouou. Classes for three schools in the area were also canceled and some residents were stuck without running water.

The number of customers affected by the water main break in Haleiwa remains unknown at this time. BWS says a troubleshooter is on site working to close valves in the area to stop water loss.

TheBus Route 60 will experience delays due to the water main break.

Route 60 will detour Haleiwa-bound by detouring onto Joseph P. Leong Highway to Kamehameha Highway, Weed Circle, to the terminus on Kamehameha after Weed Circle fronting 7-Eleven.  

Route 60 will depart the terminus on a regular route to Kaneohe and Honolulu via Turtle Bay.

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