Highway traffic near Papaikou diverted 01-29-03

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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DISTRICT
SERGEANT BURTON H. YAMAGUGHI
PHONE: 961-2311
JANUARY 29, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are cautioning motorists that traffic on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) is being diverted around Papaikou because a tanker truck struck the highway overpass and overturned.

The accident, which occurred about 2 p.m. Wednesday (January 29, 2003) near the Papaikou school, has forced police to divert traffic around the town.

Traffic traveling along the highway will be diverted until further notice, police said.

There were no immediate details about the accident or estimate on when normal traffic will resume.

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