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DOT Reports Status of Airports, Harbors, Highways

August 24, 2018, 5:21 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) is continuing to respond to damages caused by heavy rains on Hawai‘i Island, storm impacts and fire response on Maui, the beginning of storm effects on O‘ahu and continues preparing on Kaua‘i on Aug. 24, 2018..

Hawai‘i Island

Hilo Airport and Ellison Onizuka International Airport at Keahole do not have any reported damages.

Hilo and Kawaihae Harbors are open. Shippers should schedule arrivals in these ports through PortCall.com and should be aware of possible debris in the water.


  • Bayfront Highway in Hilo remains closed due to flooding on the road.
  • Kohala Mountain Road opened as of 11:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24.
  • Akoni Pule Highway (Highway 270) north of Hawi was closed due to a landslide involving several 20-30-foot tall trees. Road was opened early today; however, a second landslide blocked access at MM 25 at 8:50 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, this second landslide was cleared as of 4:39 p.m.
  • Highway 19 near Honomu experienced more than 14 landslides causing four complete road closures.  The road is limited to single lane emergency access from mile marker 0 to mile marker 32.
  • Saddle Road/Daniel K. Inouye Highway between mile markers 8.9 and 11.1 were closed due to water and debris crossing the road. The road was reopened to single lane guided access as of 6:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24,  and fully reopened as of 4:40 p.m.


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