Accident that closed part of Highway 19 on Big Island cleared - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Accident that closed part of Highway 19 on Big Island cleared

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HONOKAA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -


[Update 2 p.m.]

Big Island police say Hawaii belt Road, route 19, near the 49 is now open to all traffic.

[Original story posted below]

A motor vehicle accident on the Big Island has forced police to close off a section of Highway 19, or the Hawaii Belt Road, in both directions near the 49 mile mark north of Honokaa.

Emergency crews have responded and are currently on scene. Big Island police have not yet released details regarding the incident. 

It's not known when the road will be reopened. In the meantime, motorists should avoid the area and use alternate routes if possible.

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