HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Police Department shut down Ena Road on Saturday morning as an 8-inch main break took over Hobron Lane to Ala Moana Blvd, in both directions in Waikiki.
The incident happened on Sept. 3, at around 9:45 a.m.
Water rushed out into the roadways, forcing businesses and restaurants to close.
“I hear a boom but it’s Waikiki and I paid it no mind. My roommate is the manager of that restaurant over the busted pipe. The water was gushing like a geyser and people rushed into the restaurant for safety no one was hurt and will likely be closed until repairs can be made.”JOHN ROSARIO JR.
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply said one condo and seven other buildings in the area are without water. The cause of the water main break is unknown at this time. There is no restoration timeframe at this time.
The water department has issued a water source for those affected in the area. Residents are advised to bring their containers to fill.
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Motorists are asked to avoid the area.