Work to shut off water in Wailuku
Ongoing waterline replacement work will shut off water for some Wailuku customers from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday.
Customers affected are those on Loke and Nani streets; on Kaniela Street from Main to Vineyard streets; Mission Street from Lower Main to Vineyard streets; and on Vineyard Street from Kaniela Street to its east end.
Loke and Nani streets will be open for local traffic only.
The work is part of a capital improvement project to replace waterlines on Nani, Loke, Wailani and Kaniela streets in Wailuku.
Customers may want to flush their waterlines for a short time Thursday morning to ensure that no sediment has accumulated in their waterlines during the project. Affected customers are advised to store water for the night if needed.
Customers are requested to call the 24-hour service line at 270-7633 only if a water problem occurs.
Meeting to focus on Mala boat ramp
A public meeting to discuss state plans for the Mala boat launch ramp project will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Kamehameha III Elementary School cafeteria in Lahaina.
The $892,000 project will involve replacing two existing concrete loading docks, a portion of the launch ramp and the area approaching it. Plans also call for parking lot and other improvements.
West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey and West and South Maui Sen. Roz Baker will attend the meeting with state Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation staff and representatives of contractor Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources aims to meet with boaters and boat ramp users to determine the best two-month closure period for construction work and how to mitigate public impacts during the closure.
Grenade on side of road disposed of
An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team safely removed a grenade Monday from the shoulder of Hansen Road, which was reopened after being closed for about a day, police said.
The grenade was discovered near the Hana Highway portion of Hansen Road, which was closed after police officers responded to a call reporting the discovery at about 12:24 p.m. Sunday.
The road was closed from Hana Highway to Pulehu Road before being reopened at about 12:15 p.m. Monday. Later, the Army team was moving the grenade to the Ukumehame Firing Range to be safely detonated.
High-surf advisory lasts into Thursday
A high-surf advisory has been issued for Maui County's south-facing shores until 6 a.m. Thursday.
National Weather Service forecasters said that a large south-southwest swell would build Monday night and this morning and peak with 8- to 12-foot waves today and Wednesday.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go online to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.