(BIVN) – A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for Big Island summits, as a light coating of snow currently covers the top of Mauna Kea.
The National Weather Service says, “mixed precipitation occurring. The ice will result in difficult travel conditions. Additional snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth are expected.”
According to Maunakea Rangers, the road to the summit is closed to the public at the Vistor Information Station at the 9,200 feet level due to freezing temperatures, high humidity, and fog.
Rangers also say:
A soft gate has been placed near the VIS, to allow employees to access to HP. Please be sure to place the cones back in place, after passing through the gate. Rangers will continue to monitor the weather conditions and this message will be updated as necessary.