High Surf Shuts Down Bayfront Highway

March 14, 2021, 6:04 PM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

Heavy rains caused flooding, landslides, and loss of property throughout Hawai´i over the previous week. On Sunday, heavy surf added to the problems on the Big Island’s windward coast.

The Hawai´i Police Department reported early Sunday evening that Bayfront Highway in Hilo was closed due to high surf. HPD in a statement estimated the road would re-open sometime Monday morning.

Motorists are asked to use alternate route. Regardless of roads travelled, motorists should proceed with caution, as ponding and flooding was reported on east-side thoroughfares throughout the day Sunday.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments


Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.