Atop Haleakala, the wintry storm conditions are sticking around

A snow-covered Haleakala was seen from above on Monday.
A snow-covered Haleakala was seen from above on Monday.(Ku'ehu Mauga (custom credit))
Published: Feb. 12, 2019 at 8:20 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The winter storm that hit Haleakala over the weekend is still forcing the closure of the park this week.

Maui County officials said Tuesday afternoon that the Haleakala National Park summit district was closed and will remained closed until the wintry conditions subside.

On Monday, a healthy dusting of snow and covered the park thanks to a system that brought wild weather to the state.

County officials said the park would remain closed at least through Wednesday as a winter storm warning was still in effect.

The warning started Tuesday night and is expected to last until 6 a.m. Friday.

The weather on the mountain has caused some problem for park officials.

Wind, snow and ice knocked out power to the national park. Maui Electric personnel are working with county, state and federal agencies to assess the damage and make repairs.

Snow and ice on the road is making travel hazardous, as well fallen rocks and trees.

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