Planning ahead: Officials, utilities, transportation companies look to lava flow for clues

  • USGS photo The Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues Wednesday.

Daniel K. Inouye Highway, known to many government officials as DKI and the locals as Saddle Road, is more than just a strip of pavement nearly bisecting the island. It’s a lifeline, carrying workers, goods and even trash from one side of the island to the other.