Road Closures at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

VOLCANO, Hawaii (KHNL) - Officials at Hawaii National Park have put out an advisory to protect visitors and residents during the current volcanic and seismic activity on Kilauea Volcano's upper east rift.

Officials have implemented the following closures:

Chain of Craters Road, The park's eastern boundardy in the Puna district near Kalapana, all east rift and coastal trails, Pu'u 'O'o and Captain's trail.

Most of the park remains open, including Crater Rim Drive and Kilauea's summit and southwest rift trails, Mauna Loa Road and Trail, Kilauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, Volcano House Hotel, Kilauea Military Camp and Volcano Art Center Gallery.

There are reportedly no surface lava flows in the park's coastal area and no lava flowing into the ocean.

In the early morning hours Tuesday, a short-lived lava outbreak in a remote and inaccessible area of Kilauea's upper rift torches native rainforest of ‘ohi‘a and hapu‘u.

Photo courtesy of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory