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UPDATE: Trasmission Pole Replaced, Highway 11 Fully Open

October 29, 2015, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated October 29, 1:00 PM
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***Updated at 12:45 p.m. to including information from Hawai’i Electric Light.***

A transmission pole on Kuakini Highway in the Honalo area has been replaced by Hawai’i Electric Light crews.

Damage was caused to the pole during a vehicle accident early Thursday morning.

The roadway was partially closed during the pole replacement, but has since been reopened.

***Original story posted at 8 a.m.***

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A vehicle accident has caused the closure of the northbound lane of Highway 11 in Honalo, between Kaalele Street and the Kainaliu Junction.

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According to authorities, the closure is due to a downed utility pole. A Hawai’i Electric Light spokesperson says the utility pole belongs to the company, and that crews are working to replace the transmission pole that was damaged.

North-bound traffic is being routed onto Highway 180. Motorists should expect delays and avoid the area if possible.

The south-bound lane along Highway 11 continues to flow.

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Hawai’i Electric Light estimates that work will be completed between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday.

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