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Weather postpones bridge work to January

Winter weather warnings on Hawaii island and the threat of heavy rain throughout the state has postponed planned work on the Mahalawa Bridge at Mile Marker Post 43 on Piilani Highway this weekend, Maui County announced Thursday.

Goodfellow Brothers and the county Department of Public Works expect to reschedule the work in January.

The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a flash flood watch for the state and also issued a winter storm watch and blizzard warning for Hawaii island summits, as well as a wind advisory for Haleakala summit from Friday evening through Monday morning.

Due to the possibility of road washouts caused by flooding, visitors planning to visit Hana during the rainy weather should return to Central Maui by way of Hana Highway, not Piilani Highway, the county warned.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Works Engineering Office at (808) 270-7745.

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