Hawaii Volcano Lava Nears Major Highway

  • Mauna Loa’s eruption this week – the first since 1984 – has led to concerns that lava could threaten Big Island’s main highway.
  • Mauna Loa has been creeping toward the highway, coming within 3.6 miles on Wednesday.
  • Local officials and the state’s transportation department have been working on a plan to shut down the highway if the lava gets close enough to become dangerous, said Adam Weintraub, communication director for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
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