Big Island police say Highway 19 in Waimea will be closed for the next five hours due to a traffic accident.
Police put out an alert at about 8:15 a.m. Monday morning which said the highway will be closed at the 55-mile marker. Police have set up a detour through Mana Road and Mealani Road.
The accident knocked down a utility police and electrical wires blocked the road, police said.
Police urged motorists to avoid the area of the accident.