Collapsing Kailua road triggers major water main break; 93 homes affected
A water main break in Kailua early Tuesday morning effected multiple roads and residents in the area.
The mauka lane of Keolu Drive is collapsing. It's just a short walk from Ka'elepulu Pond in the Enchanted Lakes area of Kailua. This has triggered the water main break.
Traffic on Keolu Drive is being routed into the center lane at the break. Two lanes are open, one each direction. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
The Board of Water Supply (BWS) tells KITV4 a 12-inch water line broke.
93 residential townhouses and seven fire hydrants are impacted and without water.
Just last year, part of Kanapu'u Drive also collapsed and opened up a large sinkhole, which swallowed up a chunk of sidewalk causing the road to slope.
BWS has roving water wagons in the area.
If you are one of the residents impacted, you can call 748-5000, ext. 1 to request water.