Piilani Highway reopened

Update: 8:30 p.m.

Traffic on Piilani Highway was reopened at about 8:20 p.m. Monday following a fatal crash that brought traffic to a near standstill in South Maui.

Police spokesman Lt. Wayne Ibarra confirmed the fatality but had no other details.

Following the traffic accident, the county at about 6 p.m. reported that Piilani Highway at Waipuilani Road was closed due to a traffic accident.

The crash has caused a major traffic jam in South Maui, according to a couple of drivers. South Kihei Road was tied up as well.

Kahului bound traffic was diverted down Piikea Avenue.

South bound traffic was diverted to East Waipuilani Road.

The Maui News received several calls from drivers caught in traffic. Kathy Worley said she was stuck on South Kihei Road for two hours and had gone barely a mile in that time.