Gas leak causes Alii Drive closure 08-16-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL DIVISION
SERGEANT RUSSELL PAIO
PHONE: 326-4646
AUGUST 16, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

Kona police report they are shutting down Alii Drive from the Kailua Pier to the Hualalai Road intersection for an undetermined amount of time Monday (August 16, 2004) because of a possible propane gas leak.

The gas leak was reported at 9:30 a.m. fronting Basil’s Restaurant in the Kim Chong Building.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternative routes in and around the affected area.

Officers at the scene say the highway will be opened as soon as the leak is stopped.

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