Road to summit of Mauna Kea reopened after week of winter weather

Published: Mar. 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM HST|Updated: Mar. 16, 2015 at 11:05 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Winter weather conditions are calming down for Big Island summits after a week of snow, ice and strong winds.

The National Weather Service earlier issued a Blizzard Warning and Winter Storm Watch for the area, but they have since expired. However, a Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday, meaning westerly winds will be between 30 to 45 mph, with localized gusts at 60 mph.

The road to the summit of Mauna Kea was closed at the visitor center at the 9,200 foot elevation. However, it was reopened Monday.  

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