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Portions of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Shuttered Sunday

October 19, 2014, 7:12 PM HST
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Damage caused by Hurricane Ana over the weekend kept several areas of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park closed on Sunday, a day after much of the park was opened up to the public.

According to a park spokesperson, Mauna Loa Road remained closed due to downed trees. HVNP’s Kahuku Unit, the southernmost end of the park located in Ka’u, also was kept closed, and assessments to that area will be done on Monday.

The national park was closed to the public on Friday as preparations for Ana’s arrival were made. Much of the park was ready to be opened the next day, including Volcano Art Center, Kilauea Military Camp, and Kīpukapuaulu.

Some areas that were closed on Saturday, including the Thurston Lava Tube, Chain of Craters Road, Nāmakanipaio Campground, and the Kīlauea Iki Overlook, were reopened to the public on Sunday.

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