Truck Fire on Daniel K. Inouye Highway Forces Lane Closure

January 6, 2022, 4:29 PM HST
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PC: Tanya Ladore

One lane on Daniel K. Inouye Highway between Hilo and Mauna Kea Road junction is closed due to a truck fire.

Hawaii Police Department sent out a push alert at 3:30 p.m. indicating both lanes near mile marker 14 were closed. Photos on social media show vehicles backed up on the highway.

Tanya Ladore captured an image of black smoke billowing up to the sky from a truck pulled off the roadway.

At 4:10 p.m., police reported one lane had reopened.

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