County: Kailua Bay Remains Closed Due to Hazmat Spill

Hawai`i County Civil Defense reports that Kailua Bay remains closed Wednesday following a sewage spill that took place on Monday.

Sewage spilled from Kamakahonu Beach to Hulihee Palace out to sea 1,000 feets.

According to Civil Defense officials, additional water samples were taken on Tuesday and results are expected later today.

The public is reminded by authorities to stay out of the water and not to fish in the area until tests indicate bacteria levels are normal.

The Department of Environmental Management reports that work continues on repairs to the ruptured main at Alii Drive and Palani Road. Traffic delays are expected in this area during repairs and the public is urged to use alternate routes.