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The Hawai‘i Police Department advised motorists to avoid Highway 19 near the 13 mile marker.

A landslide near the Hilo side of the Honomū intersection has closed the highway and will require a detour of traffic for the next three hours, the department said in a press release at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. There is also a tree across Old Māmalahoa Hwy in the area of Church Gulch so there is no other alternate detour beside Daniel K. Inouye Highway for the time being.


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