Rock slide forces Hawaii Belt Road closure

Police on the Big Island have blocked off one lane on Hawaii Belt Road at Maulua Gulch due to a small rock slide.

A large boulder is blocking the Hilo-bound lane of traffic on the Hamakua side of the gulch.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, police said drivers can expect delays for the next 1-2 hours until the boulder is cleared.

Traffic will be contra-flowed using the Hamakua-bound lane.

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