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Vehicle Strikes Pole Knocking out Power to 600 on Maui

January 16, 2014, 1:15 PM HST
* Updated January 16, 1:17 PM
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Sugar Cane Train, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Puʻukoliʻi Road, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

An estimated 676 electric customers lost power for several hours overnight following a motor vehicle accident that damaged a utility pole in Kāʻanapali.

The incident was reported at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and the majority of customers had power restored by 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, said Maui Electric Company spokesperson Kauʻi Awai-Dickson.

The remaining customers were brought back online at 9:54 a.m., said Awai-Dickson.

Maui police closed a portion of Puʻukoliʻi Road between Pʻuu Hale Place to Honoapiʻilani Highway in Kāʻanapali for several hours while crews from Maui Electric Company conducted repairs.

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The road was reopened at 11:30 a.m.

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