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UPDATE: Honoapi’ilani Hwy reopens after Maalaea Brush Fire Flare Up

UPDATE @ 5:25 AM: Honoapiilani Hwy. is open in both directions. However, be aware that the roadway is subject to closure at any time due to possible flare ups from the fire. Emergency crews will be monitoring the area.

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@ 10:40 PM: Honoapiilani Hwy-30 Maalaea between Kuihelani Hwy-380 and North Kihei Rd – 310 The highway is currently open in both directions and can be closed unexpectedly at any time due to the fire. Please drive with caution.

@ 9:58 PM: Honoapiilani Highway (30) remains closed due to a sudden shift in the fire’s track.

@ 9:50 PM: Honoapiilani Highway (30) is now open to traffic.

@ 9:20 PM: Honoapiilani Hwy/ Maalaea areas are attempting to alternate traffic taking 10 vehicles at a time. Please drive with caution.

@ 8:20 PM: Honoapiilani Hwy Maalaea is closed between North Kihei Rd & McGregor Point due to a flare up at MP11 on Honoapiilani Hwy. Maui Fire Department is on scene.

@ 7:10PM: Honoapiilani Highway (30) is now open to traffic. The roadway will be subject to intermittent contra-flow to remove equipment from the site. The fire is still burning at a higher elevation on the West Maui Mountains and is being closely monitored by fire officials.

@ 6:20PM: Honoapiilani Hwy. has been closed to traffic in both directions between Kuihelani Hwy. and mile-post 14 in Lahaina due to a large brush fire above the highway. Residents in Maalaea have been evacuated. The Maui Fire Department has been working to bring the fire under control.

Traffic around Kahakuloa will be open to a single, alternating lane monitored by police.

The Red Cross will be opening emergency shelters at the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku and the Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina beginning at 6 p.m.

@ 4:33PM: Electrical service has been restored to all customers following an outage to customers in West and South Maui.

*This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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