(BIVN) – Lava flows are crossing Highway 137 as vigorous eruptions continue in the lower East Rift Zone.
In a message issued on Saturday at 1 p.m., Civil Defense reported Fissure 8 is still feeding a large channelized flow traveling along Highway 132, the Pahoa-Kapoho Road, with two flow fronts. “The northern flow front is above Four Corners, near the intersection,” civil defense stated. “The southern flow front crossed Highway 137, Kalapana-Kapoho Road, 300 feet south of the Four Corners intersection.”
“Part of the flow hit Green Lake and is creating a steam plume in the area,” officials say. “The flow is moving downslope toward the ocean.”
Due to lava crossing Highway 137, there is no longer any access to Kapoho, Vacationland, Highway 132, and Highway 137.
Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road, is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew, civil defense says.
Shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Armory are open and pet friendly.