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Wind Advisory in effect for Big Island summits and Waikoloa

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet until 6 a.m. Tuesday (April 8).

Winds are forecast to come from the North at 40-50 mph with localized gusts over 60 mph.

The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution while driving. The winds can also forcefully swing doors open or shut so use caution when opening or closing vehicle doors.

A Wind Advisory is also in effect for the Waikoloa area where winds are forecast to be in the 25-35 mph range with localized gusts over 50 mph.

The strong winds can send trees, branches and other objects into roadways, power lines and/or equipment. Winds this strong can damage roofs and cause flying debris if outdoor items are not properly tied down. These winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution while driving.

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reminds people that if you see a downed power line you should stay as far away as possible and report any damage or outages to their dispatch center at (808) 969-6666.

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