Police advise public to stay off East Hawaii roads, 23 August 2018

Accessed on 23 August 2018, 2034 UTC, Post #17494.



Reporter:  John Burnett (“Hawaii Tribune-Herald”).

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The Hawaii Police Department has asked the public to stay off road and streets in the South Hilo District because of flooding, landslides, and heavy rain caused by Hurricane Lane.

“Hawaii Tribune-Herald” reporter John Burnett says travelling on rain-soaked roads should be avoided if possible:

“All county parks are closed due to the weather conditions. County crews are posting signs and barricades at problem areas. Do not enter these high risk areas.

Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) also remains closed near the 24-mile marker in North Kohala due to a landslide. The estimated duration of the closure is not known. State Highways personnel are currently on-scene to assess options.

Motorists are also being advised to avoid Kaalaiki Road just above Naalehu in Ka‘u, as the road is closed due to flooding.

Highway 19 had one lane open this morning near the 13-mile marker near Honomu after a landslide.”

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Russ Roberts