Traffic collision closes portion of Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo

Photo by Dan Ferris Emergency responders are shown on site at a traffic collision on Kanoelehua Avenue.

UPDATE Dec. 29, 2:27 p.m.: Police say Kanoelehua Avenue is now open to through traffic in both directions.

Police say to avoid Kanoelehua Avenue between Kawili and Pohaku streets in Hilo for about the next two hours because of a traffic collision involving a tractor.

Police Lt. Royce Serrao said there are no injuries and one Puna-bound, or southbound lane is open. Traffic is being routed through side streets.

Kawili Street at Manono Street is also blocked and traffic will not be permitted to turn onto Kawili Street.

Fire and hazmat crews are onscene and ork continues to clean up the fuel spill and remove the large tractor.

Police advise motorists to choose alternate routes as traffic is extremely heavy.