As expected, the lava flow has cut across the coastal road and is now flowing into the ocean.
Shane Turpin got a beautiful photo of the lava last night.
Luckily most of the route travelled by this lava flow went through non-inhabited forest land. But there are still difficulties because the only road through this area is now cut. Hawaii island is not noted for multiple access roads. Often there's just one. Yes, not good planning as compared to mainland ideas, but we live with it. Of course when it comes to lava, it would have taken out the whole sheebang.
With an ocean entry there comes another danger to deal with, laze. Downwind of the entry the air is not only noxious but also contains extremely fine glass particles. Not nice.