Winter storm (without the snow)

H-1 freeway reopens after mudslide; isles under flood watch

State Department of Transportation officials planned to inspect the H-1 Freeway near School Street today to try to determine why soil washed onto the Ewa-bound lanes after a heavy rainstorm, prompting the closure of the Ewa-bound freeway for four hours and backing up traffic during the morning commute.

While skies are clearing over Oahu, the National Weather Service says the threat of more heavy rain still exists. Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii island remain under a flash flood watch until 6 p.m.

H-1 got closed right at the Punahou  over pass and there was flooding at the School Street on-ramp, so….  Heavy rains trigger traffic nightmares. (video at the link)

 

So what did that mean for Manoa?  For perspective, that spike of 3.5 inches in 6 hours is almost double of the next highest peak for the year.

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