Lava viewing area on the table; county also receives requests to reopen roads

This U.S. Geological Survey map published Tuesday shows the spread of the lava to date.

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY photo Lava from fissure 8 continues entering the ocean, creating multiple laze plumes along a 0.6-mile-long area. This photo, facing north, was captured Tuesday morning.

As the lower Puna eruption continues, the county is evaluating ways to safely reopen roads in the area and even allow people to view the lava.