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UPDATE: Highway 11 at Kawa Flats Reopened

September 17, 2015, 7:13 PM HST
* Updated September 17, 10:23 PM
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***Updated at 10:20 p.m. to include Hawai’i Police Department information.***

Highway 11 at Kawa Flats between the 58 and 59 mile markers has been reopened, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

***Original story posted at 7:13 p.m.***

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Highway 11 at Kawa Flats, between the 58 and 59 mile markers, is closed due to flooding.

A flash flood warning has been posted for the area until 9 p.m. Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, light to moderate rain was falling in the area, as of 6 p.m., but earlier heavy showers created excessive runoff, forcing the closure.


A flood advisory remains in effect for much of West Hawai’i until 7:30 p.m.


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