Wintry conditions close down Mauna Kea Access Road

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Wintry weather has closed down Mauna Kea Access Road on Hawaii Island Sunday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa until 6 p.m. Monday.

Thick ice on the road and below freezing temperatures have the Mauna Kea Access Road closed at the visitor information station at the 9,000-foot level.

The Mauna Kea Weather Center says only sunshine and warm temperatures can get rid of the ice, and open the road, but not saying yet, when that will be.

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