- Associated Press - Saturday, March 20, 2021

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Department of Transportation will open the Kuhio Highway into and out of Kauai’s north shore with a limited schedule starting on Saturday after the road had been blocked because of landslides.

The closure last week had cut a community in Kauai off from the rest of the island due to the storm-triggered landslides, Hawaii News Now reported Friday.

The community had been cut off by similar landslides three years ago.

The landslide occurred most recently after days of heavy rain ensnared all of Hawaii.

Only one lane of highway will be open in the area, and vehicles will be escorted.



From Saturday, March 20, through Friday, March 26, the road will be accessible from 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., except on Wednesday, when it will be available from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Evening access during this timeframe will take place from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

From Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, March 28, the road will be open from 5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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