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The state recreational area of ​​Polipoli Spring in Hawaii, in Maui County, was covered in snow during a winter storm.
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HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii – There is snow in Hawaii, on the highest peak of the island of Maui.

But visitors will have to enjoy it from below. The summit area of ​​Haleakala National Park is closed due to the "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 see the snow mountain from afar.

Meteorology Service meteorologist Tom Birchard says there is still a hint of snow on Tuesday. He says that more is expected on Wednesday night until Thursday.

Global warming: According to experts, there is no place on the planet, not even Hawaii, to escape from climate change.

The black volcanic ash is covered with snow in the recreation area of ​​Polipoli State on the slopes of Haleakala near Kula on the island of Maui, Hawaii, on February 11, 2019. (Photo: Brent Edwards, AP)

There is a winter storm warning for Haleakala and the Big Island summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Lower snowfall in a Maui park caused a traffic jam during the weekend for people who wanted to see the unusual climate of Hawaii.

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