Facility's waterline leak fixed
The Mahinahina Water Treatment facility in West Maui was up and running as of early Sunday morning after crews repaired a broken waterline sooner than expected.
The leak had shut down the facility - which typically produces 1.8 million gallons of water a day - Saturday evening, and residents and visitors were being asked to conserve water until today.
The leak had been fixed and the plant was operating as of midnight Saturday, according to Jacky Takakura, administrative officer for the county's Department of Water Supply.
Lane closures due to roadwork
The state Department has announced lane closures this week because of various roadway and highway projects on Maui.
* Hana Highway. A single-lane closure in the westbound direction between Milepost 10.4 (in the vicinity of the Garden of Eden) and Milepost 16 (in the vicinity of Keanae Peninsula Road), 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for road maintenance.
* Honoapiilani Highway. The eastbound (Kihei-bound) lane of the highway will shift to the mauka, northbound lane between Front and Kai Hele Ku streets fronting Launiupoko park continuously until oceanfront erosion damage can be repaired. Speed limits will be reduced approaching the work zone and motorists should expect delays and follow traffic directions in the area.
* Kula Highway. Alternating lane closures in both directions of the highway from Haleakala Highway to Naalae Road from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for pavement resurfacing.
* Maalaea Boat Harbor Road. The roadway remains closed from the south Honoapiilani Highway entrance until the end of November for construction of waterlines, sewer lines and a water treatment facility.
Rescue crews at canoe event
Fire rescue crews were called to Molokai's Haleolono Harbor on Sunday morning after several canoes had been swamped before the start of the annual Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai to Oahu canoe race.
Six firefighters and two fire rescue personal watercraft arrived on the scene shortly before 9 a.m. and found 10 canoes swamped, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
A 30-year-old Kailua, Oahu, woman from the Kailua Canoe Club was injured after a large wave swamped the club's canoe, Mainaga said. She complained of shoulder and rib pain and was taken by ambulance to Molokai General Hospital.
No other injuries were reported.
All but one of the 10 canoes went on to the start the race, Mainaga said. One canoe was damaged and had to be towed to shore.
A high-surf advisory was in effect Sunday for all north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai. Haleolono Harbor is on the west side of Molokai.
UH astronomy open house set
The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy will hold a free open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at its Maikalani facility.
Visitors can look through a telescope, tour labs, see demonstrations, watch live feeds from the Faulkes telescope and hear talks about scientific research done atop Haleakala, according to an announcement.
The Maikalani facility is at 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani. It is between the Longs Drugs store and Kamehameha Schools Maui. Visitors are asked to park on the street.