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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 1:08 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2007

Snow, ice in Mauna Kea summit area close access road

Advertiser Staff


A snow-capped Mauna Kea on the Big Island made for a wintry scene today. The snowy and icy conditions, however, closed the mountain's access road.

TIM WRIGHT | Special to The Advertiser

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The Mauna Kea Access Road is closed to the public at Hale Pohaku due to snow and ice on the summit roads.

Snow removal operations are under way this morning.

For additional information, visit the Mauna Kea Vistor Information Station's Web site at mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/road-conditions/.