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Rock Slide Slows Traffic in Maulua Gulch

January 9, 2013, 6:31 PM HST
* Updated January 9, 6:32 PM
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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.

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