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SEVERE WEATHER CLOSES OAHU ROADS
Overnight severe weather has caused two road closures on Oahu:
Earlier today the Department of Transportation closed Kalanianaole in both directions between Lunalilo Home Road and Kealahou Street near Koko Head Crater due to rocks and debris on the roadway. Traffic in both directions is being detoured around the affected area via Lunalilo Home Road, Hawaii Kai Drive and Kealahou Street.
The City has closed Diamond Head Rd. in both directions at Makalei Place due to mud, rocks and debris on the road.
Crews are attempting to clear the debris however both closures will remain in effect for an undetermined amount of time.
The National Weather Service has extended the Oahu Flash Flood Warning until 5:00 PM.
A band of heavy showers falling at 1 to 3-inches per hour will move over southeast through 4:00 PM. These heavy showers can quickly trigger flash flooding especially over East Honolulu and Waimanalo where soils are saturated.
Until this severe weather system leaves our area everyone should continue to monitor TV and radio for important information updates.
The Department of Emergency Management also reminds residents to sign-up for Nixle at www.nixle.com/dem to receive emergency and community messages directly from the department via email and cell phone text messaging.
If you have a flood related emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.