Hawaii Police Department reports Tuesday that Kawaihae road in South Kohala is closed between mile markers 60 and 61 in both directions due to utility lines on the roadway.  

Motorists in the affected area are advised to drive with caution and to avoid the area if possible as police and utility personnel are on scene. 

Alternate routes include the Kohala Mountain road to the North and Highway 190 (the Upper road) to Waikoloa road to the South.

Island News will have the latest updates.