MAALAEA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Maui County Officials said that Honoapiʻilani Highway in the Maʻalaea Road area is now open.

Earlier, Officials had announced said that Honoapiʻilani Highway was closed.

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The closure was taking place in the Maʻalaea Road area near mile post marker 7 and 8.

Officials said this was a temporary closure due to a motor vehicle accident.

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According to Officials, traffic was being contra flowed in the area.

Drivers were being advised to seek alternate routes and to avoid the area.