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3 PM UPDATE: Many Big Island Roads Have Sustained Damage

August 25, 2018, 12:17 PM HST
* Updated August 25, 3:43 PM
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Mile marker 14.5 on Highway 19, near Kolekole and in Kolekole Gulch due to Hurricane Lane. PC: David Real

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 3 PM

State Highways reports that Highway 19 at mile marker 28 to 29 (Ka‘awalii Gulch) is closed as of 3 p.m.

This closure was to allow crews to remove a dangerous boulder from the hillside. It is unknown at this time how long the highway will be closed.

State Highways has installed a temporary traffic light on Highway 11 near mile marker 30 (Volcano Golf Course) due to a one-lane closure. This closure will allow crews to make repairs to earthquake and flood damaged sections of the highway. Repairs are expected to last about two weeks.

The current map of road closures can be found here.


Road conditions continue to change, so be aware that closures may occur without notice.


noon: Many Big Island Roads Have Sustained Damage

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Tropical Storm Warning for Hawai‘i Island.

A High Surf Advisory is still in effect for east-facing shores and a Flash Flood Warning is still in effect for Hawai‘i Island.


Although the storm has passed by Hawai‘i Island, rain will continue through the weekend.

The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that due to the heavy rainfall and flash flooding, many roads have sustained damage.

Be alert for flowing water on and across the road, debris, water ponding, potholes and shoulder erosion.

Many hazards still exist, so drive carefully. Road closures may still happen without notice.

A temporary traffic light has been installed on Highway 11 close to mile marker 30 near the Volcano Golf Course subdivision due to a one-lane closure.

To report flood damage to your property, call (808) 643-5555.

The latest map of road closures can be found here.

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