WAILUKU, Hawai’i (KHON2) — Maui County Officials are warning drivers that several temporary road closures are occurring in the Kahului area due to a large brush fire.
According to officials, the following roads are closed at this time:
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- Honoapi’ilani – South [Lah bound] – This traffic is being redirected onto Kūihelani back towards Kahului.
- Kūihelani – Lahaina bound is being redirected north on Honoapi’ilani back towards Wailuku.
- North Kīhei is closed at Honoapi’ilani.
No further details are available at this time.
UPDATE: Maui County Officials have updated the status of road closures in the Kahului area.
Honoapi’ilani Lahaina bound lane has been reopened. But, the Wailuku bound lane and North Kīhei are still closed.
UPDATE ON FIRE: MFD said the fire is now 100 percent contained as of 5:40 p.m. Approximately eight acres were impacted by the fire that fueled by high winds. There are no estimates on property damage which effected power line poles, according to MFD.
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UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURES: Lahaina bound lanes on Honoapi’ilani are now open in both directions. North Kihei is now open.
MFD is performing mop-up protocols at this time.