Volcano park closed for record stretch due to Kilauea eruption
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Volcano park closed for record stretch due to Kilauea eruption

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed for 18 days because of the Kilauea eruption, making this the longest stretch the park has not been open to the public, a park official said today.

The previous record was in October 2013 during a federal government shutdown, according to Jessica Ferracane, a park spokeswoman.

“This is an entirely different shutdown,” she told reporters.

Only the Kahuku Unit, a part of the park that is a one-hour drive south of the main entrance, remains open during normal hours, Ferracane said. The Kahuku hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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