Rock Slide Slows Traffic in Maulua GulchJanuary 9, 2013, 6:31 PM HST (Updated January 9, 2013, 6:32 PM)
A small rock slide temporarily closed Route 19 in Maulua Gulch this afternoon.
Police said a large rock that fell closed the Hilo-bound lane on the Hamakua side of the gulch. Police initially estimated traffic delays of up to two hours.
The highway was reopened in both directions by 4:10 p.m., police said.