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Mamalahoa and Daniel K. Inouye Highways open to traffic


Closed roadways due to brushfires

MEDIA RELEASE

Due to ongoing brushfire operations and hazardous conditions the following road closures remain in effect:

  • Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) is closed from the 14 mile mark at the junction of the Daniel K Inouye Highway or New Saddle Road on the Waimea side to the 17 mile marker on the Kona side. Detours are through Kaiminani Drive in Kona and Waikoloa Road.
  • Daniel K Inouye or New Saddle Road is closed from the junction with Highway 190 to the junction with the Old Saddle Road near Pohakuloa. Detour is through the Old Saddle Road.

Motorists are advised to avoid area and expect traffic delays. Crews are working to extinguish fire and open road as soon as safe to do so.

UPDATED (2:25 p.m. on 2/12/2016)

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Route 190 and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (New Saddle Road) is now fully open. The highways were previously closed due to several brush fires being actively fought by the Hawai’i Fire Department and military personnel.

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