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PHOTO UPDATE: Highway 132 Closes From Lava Tree State Park to Four Corners

May 29, 2018, 6:44 AM HST
* Updated May 29, 10:18 AM
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Civil Defense reported the following on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 a.m.

Highway 132 is being shut down between Lava Tree State Park to Four Corners, due to a fast moving lava flow approaching the highway.

Fires and lava as seen from near Pohoiki Road.

Residents are advised to avoid the area.

Beach Road is the only access into lower Puna. You are advised to make necessary plans and monitor your radio or phone for Civil Defense alerts.

Fissure 8 on Pohoiki Road, May 28, 2018, at 7:18 p.m. PC: Crystal Richard

Fires and lava as seen from near Pohoiki Road, May 28, 2018, at 7:18 p.m. PC: Crystal Richard

Civil Defense reported the following on Tuesday, May 29, at 6 a.m.:

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The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports an additional lava flow has crossed Pohoiki Road south of the Highway 132 junction.

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Officials are monitoring active flows near the Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road junction.

If Highway 132 is overrun, Beach Road will be the only access into the lower Puna area.

Residents are advised to make necessary plans and monitor your radio or phone for Civil Defense alerts.

Pohoiki Road by the Y-junction at Highway 132, May 28, 2018, at 7:18 p.m. PC: Crystal Richard

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Due to the volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:

  • Ash fallout may cause poor driving conditions. Drive with extreme caution, or pull over and park.
  • Residents close to the active eruption must remain alert to changes in the flow direction, and are advised to prepare for voluntary evacuation should their areas become threatened.

 

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