HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — Hawai’i Police Department has said that portions of Bayfront Highway and Kamehameha Avenue have been closed due to high surf in the area.

HPD is asking motorists to avoid Bayfront Highway between Waiānuenue Avenue and Pauahi St. along with Kamehameha Ave. between Ponahawai and Pauahi streets.

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“High surf has closed portions of both Bayfront Highway and Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo and will require a detour of traffic for the next eight hours. Motorists are being advised to detour using Kīlauea Avenue,” according to HPD.

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At 4pm today, HPD said that Bayfront Highway is still closed with Kamehameha Avenue continuing to be partially open.