Abandoned vehicle programs deemed a success

A stripped, abandoned vehicle sits on the side of Mamalahoa Highway in Honaunau on Jan. 17. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

An abandoned vehicle is towed down Hina-Lani Street in Kailua-Kona on March 8. (CHELSEA JENSEN/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Two county programs to remove abandoned vehicles are being declared a success, with 331 junk cars either removed or being scheduled to be removed so far.