Flooding Found on Hilo, Puna Streets

March 3, 2020, 7:44 AM HST (Updated March 3, 2020, 7:44 AM)
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Flooding and ponding has been reported in several locations in East Hawai‘i this morning.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for Hāmākua, Hilo, Puna and Ka‘ū Districts. Localized flooding may occur.

Flooding and ponding has already been reported at Kamehameha Avenue and Pauahi Street; Railroad Avenue and Lanikalua Street; and E. Kawailani and Kamali‘i Street. Authorities advise staying away from streams, drainage, ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

A resident on social media advised of flooding in Hawaiian Paradise Park on 27th Avenue, between Kaloli and Shower Drives.

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Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Treat flashing traffic lights as a 4-way stop. Rainfall and runoff may cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility, and poor braking.

Be aware that road closures may occur without notice.

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