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Landslide closes portion of Chain of Craters Road


Park rangers at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park closed a section of Chain of Craters Road below Kealakomo due to a landslide beneath the Hōlei Pali that covered one lane on Sunday, March 16. The entire road reopened Monday afternoon after the road crew removed large boulders and slabs of pāhoehoe and ‘a‘ā lava with a backhoe and dump truck. No one was hurt in the incident.

Although the closure was expected to last into Tuesday, the Road Crew (Herbert, Jon, and Ricky) worked quickly and effectively so that visitors could enjoy exploring Chain of Craters Road in its entirety by 3 p.m. Monday. Great work, guys!

UPDATED (3/17/2014 at 4:7 PM)

The roadway has been cleared and is open.

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