Maui County residents warned to stay off the roads

The effects of Iselle is expected to be felt in Maui County starting at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Maui County mayor Alan Arakawa is urging the public to stay off the roads past 9 p.m. due to tropical storm force winds and potential life-threatening flash floods and rock and mud slides.

Officials say power is out at the Olinda Water Treatment plant, which means Upper Kula residents must conserve their water. Right now, officials say the water tanks are full but no new water can be generated while the power is out.

Maui police are directing traffic around a downed tree along Olinda Road, between Pukiki Place and Hawea Place in Makawao. The tree came down at 6:50 p.m. taking down with it three power lines.

Maui Bus services were suspended Thursday and Friday due to safety concerns.

The Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the following closures:

  • All county swimming pools
  • Waiehu Golf Course
  • All county camping sites will be closed through Sunday
  • All community centers will be closed until further notice.
  • All county beach parks will be closed until further notice.
  • CORA-permitted (commercial) activities are canceled Thursday and Friday and until beach parks reopen.
  • All other County parks will be closed Thursday at noon until further notice.

Expedition Ferry Services has been suspended until further notice.

All county landfills were closed at noon Thursday and will remain closed on Friday, August 8.

There will be no residential refuse collection service on Friday, August 8, 2014, and there is currently no scheduled make-up date due to unknown road and storm conditions.

Residents are reminded to remove their trash bins from the curb or road on Thursday and to properly secure the bins to prevent damage.

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