Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Powell gets royal
treatment on H-1

Star-Bulletin staff

Morning commuters heading into town from Leeward Oahu were stopped yesterday on the H-1 freeway to allow a motorcade for Secretary of State Colin Powell to get to the airport.

Police stopped all town-bound lanes of the airport viaduct to allow the motorcade to exit the ZipLane and cut across to the offramp.

Sgt. Joe Natividad of the Honolulu Police Department Traffic Division said the lanes were closed for only a short time, and motorists did not seem to mind.

"We had a lot of people waving at us," Natividad said.

Police escorted Powell from the Ko Olina Resort to Hickam Air Force Base around 6 a.m. They took the ZipLane most of the way.

"We took the ZipLane because we didn't want to inconvenience the Leeward drivers," Natividad said.

The motorcade then traveled through the airport and got back on the freeway going the other direction to the Hickam offramp.

Powell stopped in Hawaii for a brief layover on his way back to Washington from Vietnam.

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