Pahala and Kawa Showing Signs of Flooding
UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: HPD is reporting that Hwy 11 near Pahala, by the 50 Mile Marker and Kawa are clear at this time for traffic. It appears that the heavy rains have move North.
The public is still being asked to drive cautiously since these areas can flare up at anytime and be closed. State Highways signs will remain in place for the next 12 hours. Any further updates will be posted as needed.
UPDATE 8:50 a.m. Oct. 24
Wood Valley Road in Pahala is CLOSED until further notice due to severe flooding and hazardous conditions making the roadway impassable.
The public is being warned to stay away from this area and to avoid traveling unless it is completely necessary.
Updates will be posted as needed. Please stay safe and avoid traveling unless it is completely necessary.
Avoid traveling unless it is completely necessary due to roadway conditions and flooding.
Hawaiʻi Police Department is reporting that Highway 11 near Pahala near the 50 mile marker and Kawa are beginning to show signs of flooding.
The public is asked to avoid these areas or use alternative routes if they must travel. State Highway Department is placing caution signs in the area. Please drive with caution is these areas or stay home if travel is not necessary.