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Water Break Forces Closure of Lower Honoapiilani Road in West Maui

Lower Honoapiilani Road in West Maui is partly closed due to an 8-inch waterline break, according to officials. The road is open to local traffic only (one lane) from Napilihau Street to Hoohui Road, and completely closed in front of Kahana Sunset. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and follow traffic control. In addition, customers in the area are …

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Rep. Angus McKelvey to boycott the Honoapiilani Highway blessing set for Sunday

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey (West Maui, Mā‘alaea, North Kīhei) has sent a letter to Gov. David Ige and the State Department of Transportation (DOT) spelling out why he will not attend a Blessing Ceremony for the Honoapiilani Highway Realignment project set for this Sunday, April 15. The letter, addressed to Kevin K. Fujii at the DOT Air Protocol Office, reads: …

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Fire Burns West Maui Home

At approximately 11 a.m. on Saturday, fire crews from the Napili and Lahaina Fire Stations responded to a report of a structure fire at 3 Bermuda Place in the Kahana Ridge subdivision. The first fire crew was on-scene within minutes and discovered a two-story, single-family residence with heavy smoke coming from the vent openings of the roof. Flames could be …

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Fire Crews Respond to Structure Fire in Napili, Fire Fighting Efforts Underway

At around 10:45 a.m., multiple emergency 911 calls came into the Emergency Dispatch Center regarding a structure that was on fire on Bermuda Place in Napili.  Multiple fire units and police officers were scrambled to the scene. At around 11 a.m. this morning, crews from the Napili Fire Station and Lahaina police officers arrived and confirmed the fire and begun …

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MFD Ocean Safety Storage Room Broken Into at DT Fleming

Sometime between 3 a.m. and 3:30 am on March 6, the DT Fleming’s lifeguard storage was broken into by multiple unknown parties causing the alarm to sound. Official tell MAUIWatch, that the thieves stole invaluable life saving tools and equipment from the MFD Ocean Safety storage room, including an all-terrain vehicle. The thieves are allegedly suspected to be driving a …

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Opihi Picker’s Body Recovered off West Maui Waters

At 11:51 a.m. Sunday, March 4, emergency crews in West Maui responded to another ocean rescue call, this time for a person swept into the water near Punalau Beach, commonly known as Windmills Beach. A lifeguard rescue watercraft responding from a previous Oneloa Beach incident arrived on the scene of the second rescue call at about 12:15 p.m. Lifeguards spotted …

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Lifeguards Rescue Two Utah Visitors off Kapalua

At 11:44 a.m. Sunday, March 4, emergency crews in West Maui responded to Makaluapuna Point, in the area known as Dragon’s Teeth for two males in the ocean needing assistance. At 11:48 a.m. lifeguards from D.T. Fleming Beach Park arrived by watercraft and found both men on the west side of Makaluapuna Point. A 28-year-old man had made it back …

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Minnesota Man Found Unresponsive on Snorkel Cruise

At 11:15 a.m. on Friday Jan. 26, 2018, emergency crews responded to the Lahaina Harbor to await the arrival of the catamaran Teralani 2. The crew was giving CPR to a male passenger that had just been pulled unresponsive from waters off of Olowalu, in West Maui. At 11:53 a.m. responders boarded the vessel to take over CPR from the …

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Oregon Man Pulled from Kaanapali Waters

At 12:56 p.m. on Friday, emergency crews responded to a male victim pulled from the ocean fronting the Marriott Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali. Firefighters arrived at 1:01 p.m. and found bystanders on the beach performing CPR on an adult male. Firefighters continued CPR until paramedics arrived a short time later. Despite all life-saving efforts, the man could not be …

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HI DOT advises West Maui drivers of scheduled roadwork with detours and closures

Construction on the Honoapiilani Highway Improvements – Keawe Street to Kapunakea Street will be starting Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The work, which includes trenching and installation of new traffic signal conduits, will be conducted daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Night work between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. may be incorporated depending on observed traffic during …

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