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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Rainstorm impacts reported for Maui County

The County of Maui is urging residents and visitors to stay at home and off of roads and highways while a heavy rainstorm affects the islands today with flooding and landslides in some areas.

“I ask everyone to stay home this evening unless travel is necessary for essential purposes,” Mayor Michael Victorino said.

At Milemarker 35 on Honoapiilani Highway in Honokohau, a landslide has blocked both lanes of the highway with washing machine-sized boulders, the Maui Police Department reported before 7 p.m.

On Hana Highway near the Waianu fruit stand, one lane of traffic is blocked by a landslide. A fallen tree is blocking both lanes of the highway near the Keanae Arboretum.

A traffic light is reported in a flashing-red mode at the intersection of Waiale Road and Kuikahi Drive in Wailuku.

For more weather information, visit https://www.weather.gov/hfo/


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