(ABOVE VIDEO) This afternoon’s Civil Defense message with video courtesy the County of Hawaii (filmed Dec. 28 and Dec. 24).
- New video from the County of Hawaii shows lava crossing the fire break road cut upslope of the Pahoa Marketplace. The flow front remains 690 yards from the complex.
- The flow front remains active but has not advanced since this morning.
This afternoon’s assessment shows that the flow front remains active however has not advanced since this morning. The front or leading edge remains .6 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection and approximately 690 yards from the Pahoa Market Place complex. The surface breakouts and activity along both margins continues upslope of the front however current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities. Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel are maintaining close observations of the flow. Residents and businesses down slope will be kept informed of any changes in flow activity, advancement, and status.
The Railroad Avenue alternate access road remains opened to allow for motorists to become familiar with the road and traffic flow. Motorists are advised to remain on the designated route and comply with the posted speed limit. Highway 130 remains open and there is no anticipated road closure at this time.
On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation. Hawaii County Civil Defense on Dec. 28 at 5:45 p.m. HST