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UPDATE: Heavy Rain Causes Partial Maulua Gulch Closure

October 16, 2015, 6:29 PM HST
* Updated October 16, 10:22 PM
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***Updated at 10:21 p.m. to include information from the Hawai’i Police Department.***

Kaawalii Gulch has been reopened to two lanes of traffic, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

Maulua Gulch remain open to only one lane of traffic.

***Updated at 8:45 p.m. to include information from the Hawai’i Police Department.***

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Kaawalii Gulch, along Highway 19, is now open to open lane of traffic.

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Maulua Gulch, also along Highway 19, remains open to one lane of traffic as well.

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HPD notes that gulches limited to one lane are under an alternating lane traffic pattern.

***Original story posted at 6:29 p.m.***

One lane of the Maulua Gulch on Highway 19 is currently closed due to heavy runoff, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

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Highway 19 at Kaawalii Gulch is completely closed due to a landslide and heavy runoff.

Excessive runoff, ponding, and debris are also reportedly on the roadway between mile markers 16 and 29 on Highway 19, however, those portions of the roadway remain open.

Motorists are urged to use caution while driving on wet roadways.

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