Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) still closed due to Waikoloa brushfire Saturday (Aug 4)

Area of brushfires Saturday, August 4, 2018. Map courtesy of NASA.

This is a Civil Defense brush fire road closure update for 5 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hawaii Fire Department reports the following roads remain closed due to the Waikoloa brush fire:

For motorists traveling between Hilo and Kona, use Daniel K. Inouye Highway to the Old Saddle Road junction at Mile Marker 43 to Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190), detour through Waikoloa to Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19). Waimea through Kawaihae to Queen Kaahumanu Highway is open. Motorist traveling south, Mamalahoa Highway south (Route 11) is open.