KAPAA, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Kauai Department of Water (DOW) announced a second emergency shutdown of water service and a partial lane closure on Kuhio Highway on Saturday, Feb. 27, due to an additional main line break in the area.
The DOW initially restored water service around 3:45 p.m. and the partial lane closure on Kuhio Highway was lifted at 5:10 p.m. before the additional break was detected.
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The water shutdown will affect service from the north intersection of Akela Loop and Kuhio Highway to the Waipouli Bridge starting at 7:30 p.m. while the lane closure will be active on the eastbound lane of Kuhio Highway at the intersection of Kamea Road.
Water service is scheduled to be turned off for about three hours. The partial lane closure will go into effect at 7:30 p.m. to make for a safe work zone while repairs are conducted.
Customers along Kuhio Highway from the north intersection of Kamea Road to the Waipouli Bridge, Pouli and Kamoa roads are all in the affected water service area and are advised to take the following precautionary steps:
- Store enough water to meet personal needs until service can be restored.
- Notify neighbors, tenants, family and friends of the shutdown.
- Those with faulty water heaters should confirm their water heaters do not empty.