Transportation crews reopen Opelo road in Waimea

Published  10:12 PM HST Apr 17, 2013

Crews shut down Opelo Road between Hokuula Road and Konokohau Road in Waimea Wednesday night, according to Big Island police.

Reports show a tree hanging dangerously over the road and tree debris blocking the roadway.

Crews were on the scene since Wednesday evening, but returned during daylight hours to complete the work due to safety issues.

Drivers were advised to use Konokohau Road and Lae Lae Road as alternate routes to access Lihipali Rd., Konokohau Rd. and the upper portions of Opelo Rd.

The road was reopened at around 6:45 p.m.

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