WATCH: Crews plow Maunakea Access Road
Maunakea Rangers from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo for Maunakea Stewardship plowed snow on the road to the summit today.
The road remains closed as crews work from dawn till dusk to clear the snow ahead of the holiday weekend. UH officials say there are still 10-foot drifts along the half-mile stretch to the summit. Rangers are also working to widen the roadway.
The recent storm, with winds of more than 100 mph, sleet, freezing rain and heavy snow created a very hard covering of ice and icy snow along with snow drifts on Maunakea Access Road. This makes it exceptionally difficult for CMS staff to clear.
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