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High Wind Warning issued for Big Island summits; Mauna Kea access road closed

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MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A High Wind Warning has been issued for Big Island summits on Wednesday.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service said the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa will face westerly winds at 45 to 75 mph with gusts to 85 mph. The strongest winds will occur above 12,000 feet.

The Mauna Kea access road was closed on Tuesday due to the windy conditions. Officials said they will reassess when conditions change. 

A High Wind Warning means that winds at the summits are expected to be at least 56 mph with gusts over 66 mph.

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