MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – The road to the summit of Mauna Kea remains closed to the public following another Winter Storm Warning for the summit that left several inches of new snow in its wake.
Observatory webcams positioned at the Hawaii Island summit were whited-out most of the day Sunday, but on Monday the view was clear. The snow cap on Mauna Kea was also visible from the towns below.
The road closure begins at the Visitor Information Station at an elevation of 9,200 feet due to ice and snow on the summit roads. Roadways will remain closed until they are cleared of snow and ice and until such time as when they are made safe for vehicular traffic. Rangers will continue to monitor conditions and this message will be updated periodically.