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Aina Haina cleanup stalls traffic

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AINA HAINA, Hawaii -

City crews spent Saturday morning cleaning up debris as well as mud all along Kalanianaole Highway, as heavy rains flooded this part of the highway late Friday night.

Traffic was at a standstill for drivers making their way out of and into Hawaii Kai. Only one lane was open in both directions for part of the day, as the storm cleanup continued throughout the day.

Roadways Saturday were much improved compared to the gridlock Friday night. Flood waters rushing onto the highway. Cars stopped in their tracks.

Many homes and businesses along Kalanianaole Highway, now dealing with the damage. We caught up with Dean Nakayama at his house. "I wanted to try and get the gate open, so I had to do it manually because there was no power. I came out and the water was up to my knees outside."

His 94-year-old neighbor said it was the worst flooding she has seen. "I hate this job, I hate this job! There is so much to do!"

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