TRAFFIC ALERT: Landslide closes portion of Akoni Pule Hwy. on Big Island

TRAFFIC ALERT: Landslide closes portion of Akoni Pule Hwy. on Big Island
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KAPAAU, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A landslide has closed both directions of Akoni Pule Highway in Kapaau on Wednesday morning, according to Big Island police.

Police sent out the alert around 9:30 a.m., saying that the landslide was near Iole Road.

Personnel from the state Highways Division are on scene assessing the situation.

It’s unclear how long the closure will last.

This story will be updated.

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