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(CNN)   Hawaii interstate to be closed by lava flow   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Volcano, lava flow, Mauna Loa, different countries, Mauna Loa volcano, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Shield volcano, Hawaii's Big Island  
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3233 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Dec 2022 at 2:01 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-04 10:18:55 AM  
Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2022-12-04 10:35:34 AM  
I saw a car with a Hawaii tag this morning.  He must have got through before the lava started.
 
2022-12-04 11:37:49 AM  
Must make for an interesting view for the kids sitting in lawn chairs in the bed of the pick up
 
2022-12-04 12:11:12 PM  
interstate:
"one of a system of expressways covering the 48 contiguous states.
"a picnic area just off the interstate"
 
2022-12-04 12:17:11 PM  
" And in 1935, Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, called on the US Army Air Corps to bomb the source of lava flowing from Mauna Loa, which was headed towards the Wailuku River, according to the U.S. Geological Service. The army dropped two 600-pound bombs, but they missed their target and had minimal effect on the lava flows."

Typical American response to a problem.
 
2022-12-04 12:19:15 PM  

RolandTGunner: " And in 1935, Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, called on the US Army Air Corps to bomb the source of lava flowing from Mauna Loa, which was headed towards the Wailuku River, according to the U.S. Geological Service. The army dropped two 600-pound bombs, but they missed their target and had minimal effect on the lava flows."

Typical American response to a problem.


Username and location would seem to make you the expert!
 
2022-12-04 1:25:28 PM  
Intrastate
 
2022-12-04 2:04:13 PM  

snocone: interstate:
"one of a system of expressways covering the 48 contiguous states.
"a picnic area just off the interstate"


All of Hawaii is a picnic area and it's 2,000 miles just off the interstate.
 
2022-12-04 2:04:29 PM  

yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


They just haven't built the bridge to California yet.

/I 96 in Michigan is also an unusual interstate. The bridge across Lake Michigan will be shorter though.
 
2022-12-04 2:07:12 PM  

RolandTGunner: " And in 1935, Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, called on the US Army Air Corps to bomb the source of lava flowing from Mauna Loa, which was headed towards the Wailuku River, according to the U.S. Geological Service. The army dropped two 600-pound bombs, but they missed their target and had minimal effect on the lava flows."

Typical American response to a problem.


So, uh, no one's got the booms like Jaggar?
 
2022-12-04 2:09:19 PM  
I've been watching both local & USGS updates on the eruption because it's all so very awesome, and the extent they're having to address questions & demands from people upset that they're not blocking or redirecting tons of @&#%ing magma at thousands of degrees of heat is just bizarre.

That there're entirely well-meaning people insisting the state should do something and block multiple streams of lava from overflowing the highway is proof of the general level of intelligence in the country.

Nobody's stopping lava floes. Get out of the way and let it do it's thing.
 
2022-12-04 2:11:05 PM  

yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


If the lava flows enough they might be able to walk to the mainland.
 
2022-12-04 2:11:52 PM  

yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


Eventually, the road changes from a solid state to a liquid state as you leave Hawaii.
 
2022-12-04 2:13:29 PM  
JFC, CNN, did you expect them to STOP the flow of lava?  WTF!!!!/???
 
2022-12-04 2:15:06 PM  
 
2022-12-04 2:15:46 PM  

Petroleum Oligarch: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

They just haven't built the bridge to California yet.

/I 96 in Michigan is also an unusual interstate. The bridge across Lake Michigan will be shorter though.


it's easier than saying or typing " Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways" everytime.
 
2022-12-04 2:16:18 PM  

snocone: interstate:
"one of a system of expressways covering the 48 contiguous states.
"a picnic area just off the interstate"


Hey, I'm on the I-2 traveling to  Fukuoka, just calling to check in, say hello.
 
2022-12-04 2:16:22 PM  

vudukungfu: Intrastate


But it uses interstate highway funds.   Can't wait until there are US highways on the moon or Mars.

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2022-12-04 2:16:49 PM  
"It had been moving about 40 feet per hour over the last 24 hours, the agency said."

I bet that motherfarker has the audacity to flow in the fast lane.
 
2022-12-04 2:19:56 PM  
This is fine says only state where this regulaly happens.
 
2022-12-04 2:22:31 PM  
FWIW, it only adds 30-40min to the 1.5hr drive between Kailua-Kona & Hilo to take the northern route through Waimea.

I drove the highway that may be blocked by lava just 2 months ago, visiting for a conference. Even got down to Volcanoes NP. Pretty bummed to have missed the eruption action.
 
2022-12-04 2:22:46 PM  

alechemist: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

If the lava flows enough they might be able to walk to the mainland.


The more lava flows, the farther Hawaii gets from the mainland.

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2022-12-04 2:24:33 PM  

ski9600: JFC, CNN, did you expect them to STOP the flow of lava?  WTF!!!!/???


It's less that CNN expects them and more that a lot of uninformed people are expecting them to stop or redirect the flow of lava.  If you have the science education of a primary-school child, digging a trench or hosing it down makes sense.  These are the same people who think eating horse de-wormer will cures COVID and can't process how face masks protect people from spreading airborne viruses.
 
2022-12-04 2:25:48 PM  
I want to see what a lava crossing sign looks like.
 
2022-12-04 2:26:16 PM  

GregInIndy: FWIW, it only adds 30-40min to the 1.5hr drive between Kailua-Kona & Hilo to take the northern route through Waimea.

I drove the highway that may be blocked by lava just 2 months ago, visiting for a conference. Even got down to Volcanoes NP. Pretty bummed to have missed the eruption action.


Amateur.

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2022-12-04 2:27:26 PM  

Petroleum Oligarch: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

They just haven't built the bridge to California yet.

/I 96 in Michigan is also an unusual interstate. The bridge across Lake Michigan will be shorter though.


Michigan's about to remove I-375 too. The entire length of the road.
 
2022-12-04 2:27:28 PM  

yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


It's cool, there's a tunnel that goes straight to Puerto Rico
 
2022-12-04 2:28:01 PM  

whitebuffaloburgers: I want to see what a lava crossing sign looks like.


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2022-12-04 2:29:37 PM  
I've been on that road, perhaps in some specific context it's an interstate, but not because it goes between states, and not because it's a big multi-lane highway. It has parts that are 2 lanes in one direction. That's about it.
 
2022-12-04 2:34:46 PM  
Two lanes or four?
 
2022-12-04 2:36:52 PM  

johnny_vegas: Must make for an interesting view for the kids sitting in lawn chairs in the bed of the pick up


beats counting out of state cars.
 
2022-12-04 2:37:16 PM  

yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


There are interstates in New Jersey that do not extend into other states. I-195 for example that runs from Wall Township to Hamilton Township.
 
2022-12-04 2:39:05 PM  

foo monkey: ski9600: JFC, CNN, did you expect them to STOP the flow of lava?  WTF!!!!/???

It's less that CNN expects them and more that a lot of uninformed people are expecting them to stop or redirect the flow of lava.  If you have the science education of a primary-school child, digging a trench or hosing it down makes sense.  These are the same people who think eating horse de-wormer will cures COVID and can't process how face masks protect people from spreading airborne viruses.


Sometimes it works.

https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/news/volcano-watch-what-does-it-take-successfully-divert-lava-flow
 
2022-12-04 2:39:59 PM  

ChrisDe: Petroleum Oligarch: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

They just haven't built the bridge to California yet.

/I 96 in Michigan is also an unusual interstate. The bridge across Lake Michigan will be shorter though.

Michigan's about to remove I-375 too. The entire length of the road.


The entire width too.
 
2022-12-04 2:47:39 PM  
aloha from maui!
just in case anybody isnt aware and wants to watch an informative video on why/how the hawaiin islands exists:

Why Hawaii's volcano is so UNUSUAL
Youtube k0tnqPmwWvk
 
2022-12-04 2:52:52 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

There are interstates in New Jersey that do not extend into other states. I-195 for example that runs from Wall Township to Hamilton Township.


Three digit interstates either go around an urban area or go through an urban area or sometimes connect them.  Pretty much every state in the lower 48 have them.  If they're even numbered they go around if they're odd numbers they go through, like 275 in the Detroit metro area vs 375.
 
2022-12-04 2:57:07 PM  

RolandTGunner: " And in 1935, Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, called on the US Army Air Corps to bomb the source of lava flowing from Mauna Loa, which was headed towards the Wailuku River, according to the U.S. Geological Service. The army dropped two 600-pound bombs, but they missed their target and had minimal effect on the lava flows."


Well duh, they weren't nukes.
 
2022-12-04 3:00:03 PM  
Here's a handy map.

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2022-12-04 3:00:06 PM  

Petroleum Oligarch: DarkSoulNoHope: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

There are interstates in New Jersey that do not extend into other states. I-195 for example that runs from Wall Township to Hamilton Township.

Three digit interstates either go around an urban area or go through an urban area or sometimes connect them.  Pretty much every state in the lower 48 have them.  If they're even numbered they go around if they're odd numbers they go through, like 275 in the Detroit metro area vs 375.


Huh. I never knew the odd/even for the three digit highways. I just knew for 2 digit, even (84, 90) is E/W and odd is (91) N/S, then 291 comes off of 91 and doesn't do much to help Hartford traffic.
 
2022-12-04 3:01:36 PM  
duck and cover...

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2022-12-04 3:02:34 PM  
MMMMMMAGMA
 
2022-12-04 3:02:57 PM  

Warthog: Here's a handy map.

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This looks relatively close to the Mauna Kea observatory road.
 
2022-12-04 3:03:40 PM  

RolandTGunner: " And in 1935, Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, called on the US Army Air Corps to bomb the source of lava flowing from Mauna Loa, which was headed towards the Wailuku River, according to the U.S. Geological Service. The army dropped two 600-pound bombs, but they missed their target and had minimal effect on the lava flows."

Typical American response to a problem.


Well diplomacy wasn't working.
 
2022-12-04 3:10:07 PM  
I don't think the lava will make it that far.

It's on flatter ground now and is moving K-K-Ken c-c-coming to k-k-kill me slowly.
 
2022-12-04 3:11:21 PM  
And sleepy Joe won't even consider a wall to keep the lava out!
 
2022-12-04 3:14:05 PM  
At the lava's current flow rate of 40 ft. per hour it will take 14 days to reach the highway. Why the rush? Lots of time.
 
2022-12-04 3:14:31 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

There are interstates in New Jersey that do not extend into other states. I-195 for example that runs from Wall Township to Hamilton Township.


Interstate freeways with three digit numbers are typically local routes funded by the Interstate freeway fund.  If the first number is even, the route is a bypass; if it is odd, the route is a spur.
 
2022-12-04 3:15:29 PM  

gameshowhost: MMMMMMAGMA


Magma
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2022-12-04 3:19:39 PM  

genner: RolandTGunner: " And in 1935, Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, called on the US Army Air Corps to bomb the source of lava flowing from Mauna Loa, which was headed towards the Wailuku River, according to the U.S. Geological Service. The army dropped two 600-pound bombs, but they missed their target and had minimal effect on the lava flows."

Typical American response to a problem.

Well diplomacy wasn't working.


No. We need to keep trying to work out a mutual solution with the very good lava on the other side of the aisle.
 
2022-12-04 3:20:14 PM  

TX_Sarcassim: Petroleum Oligarch: yahyahyah: Interstate? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

They just haven't built the bridge to California yet.

/I 96 in Michigan is also an unusual interstate. The bridge across Lake Michigan will be shorter though.

it's easier than saying or typing " Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways" everytime.


Repeated for people too lazy to Google it.
 
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