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Hawaii becomes winter wonderland

Hawaii becomes winter wonderland

There’s snow in Hawaii, on the highest peak of the island of Maui. Hawaii’s Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area in Maui County was blanketed in snow during a winter storm.

But visitors will have to enjoy it from down below. The summit area of Haleakala National Park is closed because of “extreme winter conditions.”

Park officials said Tuesday that snow, ice, fallen trees and rocks are making the area dangerous.

Superintendent Natalie Gates encourages people to view the snowcapped mountain from afar.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Tom Birchard says there’s still a hint of snow Tuesday. He says more is expected Wednesday night into Thursday.

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