Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

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Hawaii County, HI –Months after it was closed, a Hawaii Park is once again welcoming guests.  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is back open.

The Kilauea eruption, in May, resulted in explosions and rock falls, making it unsafe for employees and visitors.

The popular tourist spot was closed for 134-days – the longest closure in its history.

The park was supposed to open Saturday at 10 a.m. but guests were allowed in a few hours early.

Officials say the park is open 24-hours. However part of it is still off-limts because of safety concerns.

This weekend’s opening is seen as the first phase of the process.  No word on when the second phase is expected.


(KHNL for CNN)

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