WASHINGTON — The state of Hawaii has begun cleaning up and cleaning up after a snow-covered mountain last week, as crews were unable to get the plows to operate on the steep, narrow roads they were using to clear snow.
In an update posted Tuesday, the state said it had received about 1,000 complaints from the public about the snow, and had dispatched crews to the snowplow sites on Thursday to make sure they were safe.
On Thursday, crews began working on clearing the roads, clearing road debris and making sure roads were safe to travel on.
Hudson, one of Hawaii’s most active snowplows, started work on Thursday at a snowplough stop in the city of Kauai.
He said he expects the snow will be cleared by the end of the day, but will continue to be monitored to make adjustments if needed.
Hulsey Snow, who heads the state snow plowing operations, said on Twitter that the plow would not be working on Wednesday.
It was expected that it would be clear by the time the snow was cleared.HULSEY SWELL/AP HULSEy Snow, the executive director of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, said crews are trying to clean up and clear roads in the snow.
HULSDALE SNOWPLOW OPERATIONS/Twitter”The plows are working on roads and clearing snow,” he said.
“We are continuing to monitor and monitor.
We are taking a big step forward with this process.
We are moving forward with a plan to be ready to start clearing roads in a couple of weeks.”
The snowstorm, which hit the Pacific island state on Monday, was so heavy it blocked roads in some areas.
On Wednesday, a road in the village of Kanauapai was closed after heavy rain and snow fell overnight, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
The snow in Kauai also affected highways in Honolulu and other cities.
In the city’s west, the National Weather Service said the heaviest snow fell at 7:50 p.m.
It was still raining at that time.
In Honolulu, the snowstorm dumped more than 6 feet of snow, causing at least two bridges to buckle.
On Friday, more than 1,100 homes and businesses were without power, and the Hawaii Highway Patrol reported a backlog of 4,500 reports.
The storm has been blamed for more than 50 deaths.