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Update on Tonight’s Saddle Road Accident at Intersection of Mauna Kea Access Road

Situation Found at Scene: Two car Motor Vehicle Accident involving an SUV and full size pick-up truck.  Accident occurred as the SUV was traveling north crossing Saddle Road and was broadsided by the pick up truck that was traveling east on Saddle Rd.

Cause: Under investigation

Remarks: The driver of the truck was uninjured and refused treatment at the scene.  The driver and passenger of the SUV were transported to Hilo Medical Center, in serious condition, by Medic 3 and Chopper 2.  Saddle Road was closed for approximately one hour during the incident.

Hawaii Department of Water Supply Water Restriction Update

This is a Department of Water Supply Water Restriction update for Sunday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m.

The Department’s Keahuolū Deepwell is out of service and currently being repaired.

ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only. Cease all irrigation activities.

Work to install the replacement pump and motor continues. Crews are working double shifts to complete repairs as soon as possible. Based on available information from the field, repairs are anticipated to be completed by Sunday, July 9.

DWS appreciates everyone’s assistance and continued cooperation. Due to your help, water service has been maintained to all users.

DWS will continue to monitor for unnecessary water use.

We also recommend that residents store a sufficient amount of water for basic household needs, such as drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes, in the event of service disruptions.

For your use, a water tanker is located on Hina Lani Street between Anini Street and Manu Mele Street and a water spigot on a fire hydrant along Ane Keohokalole Highway, between Kealakehe Parkway and Kealakehe High School.

Please visit our website at www.hawaiidws.org for more information. To report wasteful water use, call the Department of Water Supply. During normal business hours – 961-8060. After-hours and emergencies – 961-8790.

The next update is scheduled for Monday, July 3, at 4:00 p.m.

Kona Historical Society Online Auction Starts Next Sunday

The Kona Historical Society Online Auction opens for bidding on Sunday, July 9 at 9:00am HST.

CLICK HERE to see what they have up for bid.

This is KHS’ biggest fundraiser of the year and they need your help! This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win fun and valuable items!

They will be adding more to our auction for you to preview as the auction date approaches. Check back often to see what’s new. Feel free to place a watch on your favorites, so that you’ll know as soon as bidding begins!

And don’t forget, your participation in this auction helps support a non-profit organization which provides educational experiences for our keiki; maintains two historic Hawai’i sites: the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm and provides public history programs through exhibits, off-road tours, lectures, living history programs and historic preservation.

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