Mauna Kea covered in snow

Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea

It’s a winter wonderland on the Big Island.

On Wednesday, Mauna Kea got a fresh blanket of snow.

At the 10,000 foot elevation, forecasters said they saw between six inches to a foot of snow.

Temperatures at the summit are expected to remain near freezing, so snow-capped mountains could last more than a week.

The Mauna Kea Access Road is closed at the visitor information station because of drifting snow on the roadway.

Crews are working to clear the road. It is unknown when it will reopen.

To view the Mauna Kea web cameras, visit this website.

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