Update 12:20 pm: Snow falls on Haleakala; road open to 9,700 foot lookout
About 1.5 inches of snow fell on Haleakala overnight and early morning Monday, forcing the national park to close the road to the 9,700 foot lookout. A heavy layer of ice covered the snow, creating the extremely hazardous road conditions, the park service said Monday. The road to the summit is closed at the House of the Sun parking lot at 9,700 feet. The road to the summit from there remained closed. The park service is monitoring the road and will post updates on its Facebook page and record updates on the visitor info closure line, 572-4400, option 2.