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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 24, 2001

Back-to-school traffic may thicken Monday

By Scott Ishikawa
Advertiser Transportation Writer

Morning traffic yesterday went smoothly for the first day of the traditional school year, but more students are headed back to class in the next two weeks.

About 100 public schools began classes yesterday or plan to start today and Monday.

There were no major accidents yesterday morning along O'ahu's freeways and highways that created any long delays.

"Everything went pretty well," said state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Marilyn Kali. "So far, it's not too bad this year because the schools haven't started all at once."

Kali said morning traffic into Honolulu may get heavy starting Monday, when the University of Hawai'i system and Punahou School begin classes.

Hawai'i Pacific University begins its classes Sept. 4.

Reach Scott Ishikawa at sishikawa@honoluluadvertiser.com or 525-8070.