UPDATE: Water Main Break Closes Waiakeawaena Elementary

Updated at 11 a.m.

The Department of Water Supply reports that repairs are complete for the water line break in Waiakea and the system is refilling.

Customers may notice air in the system and milky appearance that will clear as the system returns to normal.  The water is safe and crews will continue to monitor the system.

Waiakeawaena Elementary School was closed for the day as a result of the issue.

Original story published at 8 a.m.

A water main break in the area of Waiakeawaena Elementary School has caused the school to close.

DOE officials say the closure will last until further notice and that teachers will remain on campus until all students are picked up.

The Department of Water Supply reports a waterline break is affecting the area between Kilauea and Kinoole and Palai and Haihai Streets in Hilo with low water pressure.  Repairs are projected to be completed around mid-day.