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Flash flooding closes Kalalau Trail on Kauai

Kalalau trail closed (Image: DLNR) Kalalau trail closed (Image: DLNR)
KALALAU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Flash flooding on Kauai on Tuesday prompted the county to close a popular trail.

The Kalalau Trail, which is known to be dangerous, is closed, the county said.

During severe weather, hikers are frequently blocked by the Hanakapiai Stream because it rises rapidly during heavy rains. The stream has also claimed the lives of many hikers over the years.

A cold front is passing through the Hawaiian island chain and is expected to cause some severe conditions through Thursday.

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