HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Police Department closed Ena Road between Hobron Lane and Ala Moana Boulevard in both directions due to a 6-inch water main break on Tuesday, May 10.

The incident happened around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday and Board of Water Supply officials did not have an estimated restoration time as of 5:30 p.m.

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Several businesses and the Wailana at Waikiki condominium complex told KHON2 that they did not have water service. The manager of Quality Surfboards Hawaii said his morning was going as usual until he noticed the water.

“I had to bring some boards from a storage room and I’m walking by and I noticed that outside and a bunch of water gushing out,” said Quality Surfboards Hawaii manager Austin Strattan. “So, they had to close the crosswalk and then they closed this portion of Ena Road going this way.”

A mobile water tank is set up on Ena Road for affected customers. Lack of air conditioning is top of mind for stores in the area, however.

“The Board of Water came by and they started shutting off the water,” Strattan said, “Then the building had to shut of the A.C. It just makes things uncomfortable.”

The Board of Water Supply said there were 265 water main breaks between July 2020 and March 2021. There have already been 293 water main breaks between July 2021 and March 2022.

Strattan said though it is a little uncomfortable, area businesses know how to adapt and overcome.

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“They had to shut off the A.C for like almost two months so they brought in like a big, portable A.C.,” Strattan said. “We just got a little extra sweaty, but people are still stoked and we get them what they need.”