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UPDATE: Old Highway Through Ahualoa Reopened

May 16, 2014, 1:15 PM HST
* Updated May 16, 4:35 PM
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***Updated 4:34 p.m.***

The Old Mamalahoa Highway has been reopened in Ahualoa, police said this afternoon.

The roadway had been closed to clear a large eucalyptus tree that had fallen, and to repair the damage it caused.

The road had been expected to be closed until Saturday.

Posted 1:15 p.m.:

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Big Island police said a road closure in Hamakua resulting from a fallen eucalyptus tree will continue through this evening.

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Motorists are advised to avoid that portion of the Old Mamalahoa Highway in Ahualoa.

Police said the large tree that fell Tuesday night caused damage to a water line and telephone lines.

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