HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Police Department advised drivers to avoid Mamalahoa Highway in Honomu after a vehicle collision.
Police said the accident that happened between the 11.5 mile marker and Honomu Road closed the highway for hours.
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By 10 p.m., police announced that roads were reopened.
Initially, police said there was no detour but later began to allow Hilo-bound traffic to pass through the Old Mamalahoa Highway.
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Large semi trucks were not able to utilize the detour.