Brush Fire and Road Closure, 31 August 2018

Accessed on 01 September 2018, 0455 UTC, Post #17554.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Motorists should be aware of a local brush fire and continuing work on Highway 19.  Here are the details:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday August 31 at 6:00 PM.  Hawaii Police Department reports the following road closures:

–  One Hilo bound lane of Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) is closed near the 45 mile marker due to a brushfire.  This closure is located between Highway 190 and the turnoff for Waikii Ranch.

– State Highways reports that crews are working on Highway 19 between Hilo and Onomea.  This work is to repair damage from the recent heavy rains.  The work is expected to last until 8:00 PM this evening

Motorists are advised to drive with caution in these areas and to expect delays.”

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Russ Roberts