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UPDATE: Queen K Highway Reopens Following Oil Spill

March 18, 2016, 3:49 PM HST
* Updated March 18, 5:24 PM
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Photo credit: Renee Collins.

Photo credit: Renee Collins.

***Updated at 5:22 p.m. to include additional information from the Hawai’i Police Department.***

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that all lanes of Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway are now open.

****Updated at 4:38 p.m. to include additional information from the Hawai’i Police Department.***

Queen Kaahumanu Highway remains closed at the 68 mile marker.

The Hawai’i Police Department says the closure is expected to last through at least 5:15 p.m.

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Traffic is reportedly being routed through Kawaihae Road, as well as Waikoloa Road.

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***Original story posted at 3:59 p.m.***

Queen Kaahumanu Highway is currently closed at the 68 mile marker near Kawaihae Road, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense.

The closure is a result of an oil spill.

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Traffic is being rerouted through Highway 190.

There is no estimated time of reopening.

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