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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 4:47 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Mayor shortens workday for city workers

Advertiser Staff

City employees were allowed to leave early today because of the heavy rain and traffic problems, Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann said in a written statement. The mayor told department heads at 2:30 p.m. that they could dismiss non-essential employees. The decision would "allow those employees to attend to their affairs while softening the crush of pau hana traffic later this afternoon." He asked residents in low-lying flood prone areas to be alert for weather-related emergencies.