Rainy weather, championship games add to Friday rush hour traffic mess

Moanalua Freeway through Red Hill

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It’s been a rainy Friday, especially on Oahu.

Despite the bad weather, the HHSAA football championships took place as scheduled at Aloha Stadium.

The Division II championship, Kapaa vs. Radford, kicked off at 4:30 p.m.

Kahuku vs. Saint Louis square off for the Division I champion at 7:30 p.m.

Roughly 25,000 people were expected to attend, and that made roads already heavy from the Friday rush hour even more packed.

Despite an umbrella ban at Aloha Stadium, fans were determined not to let rain keep them away.

“We were coming from the west side, so it wasn’t bad coming this way,” said Jullie Passos. “They’re here to support their team. They’re coming out regardless.”

“We left early,” Sam Kapu. “I’m hardcore Crusader so rain, shine, sleet, snow, I’ll be here.”

For the last several days, the storm system has stalled to the west of Kauai.

What’s new for the weekend is that the storm will start to move slowly toward the state and eventually to the north. As it does, it is expected to leave a trail of wet weather over Kauai and Oahu Saturday and Sunday, then Maui and Hawaii Island Monday and Tuesday.

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