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Landslide closes Manoa Falls Trail


DASH: BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW.. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HIKING SPOTS ON OAHU…BUT THE MANOA FALLS TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AFTER A LANDSLIDE. FIREFIGHTERS COME UPON IT TODAY REPORT IT. WE’RE TOLD ITS ABOUT A HUNDRED FEET LONG…IN AN AREA BEYOND MANOA FALLS…IN A SPOT REFERRED TO AS THE UPPER POOL. AT FIRST THERE WAS SOME CONCERN THAT HIKERS MAY HAVE BEEN INJURED. DEBBIE ELENEKI/BATTALION CHIEF: our crews did come across some hikers, but we didn’t find any injuries. they investigated the base of the pool where the debris field was left behind a small debris field of large rocks, and some trees and some dirt that kind of stuff whenever we have a lot of rainfall as we have experienced over the past weeks or months there’s always that potential of loosening of the ground THE UPPER POOL WHERE THE LANDSLIDE HAPPENED IS PERMANENTLY OFF- LIMITS TO THE PUBLIC. JUST LAST MONTH, THE MANOA FALLS TRAIL WAS CLOSED FOR 3-DAYS TO ALLOW CREWS TO CONDUCT A ROCKFALL MITIGATION SURVEY. THE D-L-N-R SAYS CREWS WILL ASSESS THE SITUATION TOMORROW. WE’LL FOLLOW UP AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

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