The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii island until 6 p.m. Forecasters say a moist and unstable airmass is creating conditions that could lead to more heavy showers and thunderstorms that could flare up at any time and any place today.
Traffic is already bad enough in Hawaii, and you can expect this to make it worse, as the heavy rains – combined with the mudslides, flooding and H-1 closures will definitely make it tough to commute.
The H-1 Freeway is closed in the Ewa-bound direction at the School Street off-ramp because of a mudslide on the freeway. Motorists are being directed to exit at School Street and re-enter the freeway at Vineyard Street.
Police said flooding also closed the H-1 Freeway in the Koko-Head direction at Punahou Street. Just after 5 a.m., police reopened two Ewa-bound lanes of the H-1 Freeway between the Alexander Street overpass and the Punahou Street overpass that had been closed earlier because of flooding.
Plan your commute accordingly, as these issues are probably going to have some sort of effect on the way you get to your destination.