UPDATE: Kinoole Street Water Main Break
***Updated at 4:30 p.m. to include additional Department of Water Supply information.***
Two lanes of traffic are now open on Kinoole Street, as Department of Water Supply crews continue to work on the water main break.
***Original story posted at 3:04 p.m.***
Emergency water repair work in the Kinoole Street area of Hilo has caused a temporary service interruption along Kinoole Street between Palai Street and Kawailani Street according to the Department of Water Supply.
In addition, traffic in the area is currently limited to the northbound, or Hamakua direction, only.
DWS spokeswoman Kanani Aton told Big Island Now that the emergency repair work is necessary due to a water main break.
Repairs should be completed by 7 p.m.
Questions about emergency water concerns should be forwarded to the DWS by calling 961-8790.