HAWAII ISLAND – The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 5:15 p.m. HST for Hawaii County.
Heavy rain continues to fall across the districts of North and South Hilo, Puna and Ka’u.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reports a large pond about 100 yards wide and 2 feet deep has closed Kahikopele in upper Puna near Eden Rock. The National Weather Service says this corrects an earlier report that South Kopua Road was closed.
Hawaii Police Department reports intermittent lane closures along the Hamakua coast due to roadway debris.
Highway 11 is open in Ka’u. Civil Defense says both lanes are open in Kawa Flats, previously flooded.
In Hilo, Kamehameha Avenue is closed in both directions between Pauahi Street and Ponahawai Street.
Outbound traffic is open on Hilo Bayfront Highway from the Wailoa Bridge. Inbound traffic is diverted to Waianuenue Avenue.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the rest of the Big Island. The Winter Storm Warning has been replaced by a Winter Storm Watch. Another foot of snow is expected tonight, forecasters say.