Portion of Pearl City road reopened after water main break

Pearl City Water Main Break

UPDATE: Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews have completed repairs to the 12-inch water main near 98-1611 Kaahumanu Street and water service has been fully restored to all affected customers.

Repairs are completed and BWS crews reopened all lanes of Kaahumanu Street between Hoolaulae Street and Laauhuahua Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

The 12-inch main break was reported at about 11 a.m. Friday.

The incident also created a dip in the roadway, making it dangerous for drivers.

“My car hit a massive ditch, it went down and jumped in the air and then slammed back down and that’s when I pulled over on the side of the road and that’s when I saw this sunken in area in the road,” Aiea resident Josh Renihan said.

According to the BWS, 15 homes are currently without water service. A water wagon has been stationed at the entrance of Waiau District Park to provide water service to affected customers. Affected customers may also obtain water from a spigot on a hydrant located at 98-1593 Kaahumanu Street.

The two makai-bound lanes of Kaahumanu Street remain closed. The mauka-bound lanes of Kaahumanu Street are being contraflowed.

Special duty HPD officers are assist with traffic control. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the work area.

Repairs are expected to continue overnight into Saturday morning.

The water main was installed in 1973.

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