UPDATE (3 p.m.) – The Waipiʻo Valley Access Road, which was closed earlier today due to a landslide, is now open, according to a message from the County of Hawaiʻi.
(BIVN) – A reported landslide has closed Waipiʻo Valley Access Road, according to a Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense message issued on Wednesday morning.
The Department of Public Works reports Waipiʻo Valley Access Road is closed and crews are on scene clearing debris. “Please avoid accessing Waipiʻo Valley until further notice,” the message stated.
The entire Island of Hawaiʻi is under a Flash Flood Watch today and last night a Flood Advisory was in effect for North Hawaiʻi. The National Weather Service reported rain falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour.