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Traffic accident forces lengthy delays on Highway 19

WAIMEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Officials with the Hawaii Police Department are advising motorists to avoid Mamalahoa Highway near Puu Nani Street at the 54 mile marker due to a traffic accident.

The road was reportedly closed in both directions after a truck and trailer struck a utility pole, according to sources at the scene. Power and utility lines were scattered across the roadway after the accident.

Big Island officials say the accident will require a detour in traffic for the next five hours.

We'll have more information on this developing story as soon as it becomes available.

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