Water main break closes portion of Alii Drive

  • Alii Drive is buckled at the spot of a water main break Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Department of Water Supply employees assess a water main break on Alii Drive Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Alii Drive is closed as Department of Water Supply employees tend to a water main break Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Water from a water main break bubbles up to the surface on Alii Drive in front of the seawall Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Water from a water main break bubbles up to the surface on Alii Drive in front of the seawall Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A water main break closes Alii Drive Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Water from a water main break bubbles up to the surface on Alii Drive Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A water main break under Alii Drive has closed a small portion of the road's northbound lane. (Max Dible/West Hawaii Today)
  • A water main break under Alii Drive has closed a small portion of the road's northbound lane. (Max Dible/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A water main break Friday afternoon forced Hawaii County to close both lanes of Alii Drive between King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and Likana Lane.