KURTISTOWN, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Hawaiʻi Police Department said that ʻŌlaʻa Road is closed due to a traffic accident.

The closure will impact ʻŌlaʻa Road between Highway 11 and Pulelehua Road in Kurtistown.

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HPD said that utility crews will be in that area for the next several hours to replace a utility pole.

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HPD asked that drivers seek alternate routes and avoid the area.