Mauna Loa Lava Slowing

Lava from Mauna Loa was less than two miles from Saddle Road, also known as Route 200 or Daniel K. Inouye Highway as of Wednesday.  The road connects the east and west sides of the Big Island.  Last week, officials said the earliest the lava could hit the road was one week. But, as expected, the lava slowed considerably in recent days as it moved across flatter ground, leaving scientists unable to estimate a clearer timeline.