Rubbish Truck Accident Closes Portion of Route 190

The Hawai’i Police Department reports the closure of one lane (Kona bound) on Route 190, at the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Intersection in North Kona due to a one vehicle accident.

Motorist who use the roadway in the area are being asked to avoid this location if possible and take alternate routes such as Waikoloa Village Road in Waikoloa and Kaiminani Drive in North Kona.

According to authorities, the accident involved a large rubbish truck which scattered rubbish at this location, along with damaging utility pole and wires and causing a fire.

The approximate closure of this one lane is expected to be at least four hours.