Pumehana Street block closed for main break repairs

Water from break led to road collapse, gas leak

Published  4:45 PM HST Mar 14, 2013
HONOLULU -

The Board of Water Supply says Pumehana Street in McCully, between Lime Street and Fern Street, was closed Thursday while crews repaired an 8-inch water main break.

Six homes and two low-rise apartment building were affected by the break.  Water was restored by 2 p.m.

The main ruptured at around 6:45 a.m.  The leaking water from the main weakened the soil and the road collapsed and broke a small gas line.

Emergency crews evacuated three homes and two apartment buildings while the hazard from the gas leak was investigated.

The gas leak was fixed by 9:20 a.m.

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