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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes campground, Mauna Loa Road and cabins due to high winds

Photography by Tim O. Bryan | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Rangers implement closures due to windy weather

Windy weather continues within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, with gusts buffeting some park areas at over 50 mph. To protect visitors from fallen tree debris and other hazards, rangers have closed the following until further notice:

Mauna Loa Road is closed.

Mauna Loa Trail, Red Hill Cabin, and Mauna Loa Summit Cabin are closed. No backcountry permits are being issued for those sites.

Namakanipaio Campground is closed.

“We continue to assess real and potential hazards caused by this wind storm and do what’s necessary to protect people and park resources,” said

Chief Ranger Talmadge Magno. “High fire danger also exits in these areas and this will help reduce the risk of wildfires.”

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