Small Brush Fire slows traffic in Olowalu

OLOWALU TRAFFIC UPDATE (4:37 p.m.)

Image of today's traffic slowdown courtesy: Pat Sensano.  Traffic slowed following a small brush fire reported in Olowalu shortly before 3 p.m.

Image of today's traffic slowdown courtesy: Pat Sensano. Traffic slowed following a small brush fire reported in Olowalu shortly before 3 p.m.

Firefighters are wrapping up mop up operations of a small brush fire in Olowalu and have removed their equipment from the Highway.  Both lanes of the Honoapiilani Highway are being used at this time, but traffic is slower than usual.  Earlier this afternoon, Maui Police had used the cane haul road to divert northbound traffic and a single lane of the Highway for south bound motorists.  This will be the final update for this incident.  Again, traffic in Olowalu should be returning to its normal flow following a small brush fire reported shortly before 3 p.m. on the makai side of the Highway, on the Lahaina side of the Olowalu Dump.

(Updated by Wendy Osher @ 4:47 p.m. 7/8/09)

OLOWALU TRAFFIC UPDATE (3:47 P.M.)

Traffic is slow, but moving on the Honoapiilani Highway following a small brush fire in the Olowalu area of West Maui.  At 3:47 p.m., north bound traffic was still using cane haul road.  South bound traffic was using the highway.  The fire had been contained. Firefighters continued moping up and will be moving their equipment off the roadway once mop-up is complete.  That fire was reported shortly before 3 p.m. on the makai side of the road on the Lahaina side of the Olowalu Dump.  Motorists can expect a delay in travel, but traffic is moving in both directions and there is no road closure in effect.

(Updated at 3:47 p.m. by Wendy Osher)

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