Hawaii Volcanic Eruption: Lava crosses highway, destroys 400 utility poles

Any development seems impossible until the area is stable, which is possible only after the eruption is over.

Hawaii Volcanic Eruption: Lava crosses highway, destroys 400 utility poles
This image obtained May 9, 2018, released by the US Geological Survey shows a lava flow moving on Makamae Street in Leilani Estates at 09:32 am local time, on May 6, 2018 in Leilani Estates, Hawaii. The Kilauea Volcano, the most active in Hawaii, was highly unstable on May 6, 2018, as lava spouted into the air and fissures emitted deadly gases -- hazards that have forced thousands of people to evacuate. / AFP PHOTO / US Geological Survey / HO
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 30 May 2018 05:31 PM
New Delhi: After the mega volcanic eruption in Hawaii, the lava has reportedly reached a key highway in the mostly rural district of the Big Island destroying the electric utility system there.

Kilauea volcano is erupting in the district of Big Island and the highway 132 connected the commercial center of Pahoa with the Leilani Estates where the eruption began about a month ago.


The destruction of the local electric utility’s equipment has knocked out power to the area.

As per reports, the Hawaii Electric Light Co. says it is evaluating how to provide power to the Vacationland and Kopaho Beach Lots.

However any development seems impossible until the area is stable, which is possible only after the eruption is over. As per the reports, the company says the eruption has so far destroyed more than 400 of its utility poles.

The fast-flowing lava rivers are oozing across Hawaii’s Big Island forcing officials to urge residents to flee immediately.

Volcanic gases, pollution and ash are being blown around from the Kilauea volcano.

The lava can be seen fountaining at the fissures of the volcano.

So far as many as 24 fissures have opened since the volcano started erupting on May 3.

This is how the eruption looked like ,as shared by a Twitter user:

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