UPDATE: Big Island highway reopened after crash

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A major accident on the Big Island forced Hawaii County police to close Highway 11, Hawaii Belt Road, near the 31 mile marker, by Ookala just north of Laupahoehoe.

The road was closed around 8 a.m. and reopened at 10 a.m. Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions. Some sat in traffic for hours.

Those on scene say around 5 people were involved in the crash, police say none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

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