(BIVN) – During Tuesday evening’s public meeting on the ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano, state and county officials discussed the reopening of an important Puna roadway.
Earlier that day, Highway 130 was reopened to all traffic for the first time since the start of the eruption on the lower East Rift Zone. Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Talmadge Magno and Donald Smith, a district engineer for the State Department of Transportation, spoke about the effort.
On Wednesday, the county repeated the following information about the passageway to lower Puna in its morning message, saying:
- Drivers are reminded to slow down and drive with caution over steel plates in the roadway
- Kamaili Road is open to residents including Opihikao only
- Highway 137 is open from Highway 130 north to Opihikao road
- McKenzie State Recreation Area and the new lava flow areas remain closed
- Residents and visitors are reminded, there are no lava viewing areas on Highways 130 and 137
- Vacation Rentals as well as all businesses in the Kalapana area can resume normal operations
by Big Island Video News
PUNA, Hawaii - Drivers were reminded to slow down and drive with caution over steel plates in the roadway, the day the highway was reopened to all traffic.