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Sinkhole closes Piilani Highway near Kalepa Point in East Maui

Department of Public Works crews shut down Piilani Highway on Wednesday near Kalepa Point because of a sinkhole, county spokesman Rod Antone said.

The sinkhole was located near Mileposts 38 and 39, he said. Crews planned to cut open the road to fill the hollow space with rocks and aggregate and compact it before capping it with cold-mix asphalt, he said.

Work was expected to be completed by 6 p.m. Wednesday.