UPDATE 8:00 p.m. -- Starting around 8:30 p.m., both Kailua-bound lanes at the Tunnels will be shut down and drivers will be turned around at Waokanaka to do the scaling/tree removal. This is expected to go until Tuesday morning.
Drivers should take alternates routes, and expect traffic.
Oahu #hitraffic update: At approximately 8:30 pm (may be later if there are many vehicles waiting) crew will shut down both Kailua bound lanes at the Tunnels and turn vehicles around at Waokanaka to do the scaling/tree removal. This is expected to go until morning.
HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The Kailua-bound lanes of the Pali Highway have been shut down due to a landslide, according to transportation officials.
Authorities have closed the Kailua-bound lanes of the Pali Highway, from Waokanaka Street to the Pali off-ramp, due to a rock slide.
UPDATE: Oahu #hitraffic HDOT crews on scene at Pali Highway Kailua bound where a large tree fell onto the roadway. The left lane should reopen shortly after safety crew blocks off the right lane on the Kailua side of the Pali Highway after the second tunnel. pic.twitter.com/rVJONEEvtz
There have been no reports of wrecks or injuries related to rock slide. There is no estimated time for when the highway will be re-opened.
An engineer says rocks and debris fell into the right lane of the Pali Highway just after the second tunnel. Crews are working to assess the hillside just after the second tunnel, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT).
This is a developing story. Check back with KTV4 for more information.
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