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Power Outages, Trees Down, Power Lines Across Roadways

January 2, 2015, 11:21 PM HST
* Updated January 3, 3:10 AM
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Kahekili Highway 1/2/15 - Image: Christy Gusman

Kahekili Highway 1/2/15 – Image: Christy Gusman

By: Maui Now Staff

*Updated at 3:00 a.m.**

According to the County of Maui several roads are impassable at this time.
 
– Waipalani Road in Haiku is impassable due to power lines blocking both directions.
 
– Alii Drive in Wailuku is impassable due downed trees and power lines blocking both directions.
 
– South Kihei Road between Ohukai Road and 211 S. Kihei Road in Kihei is impassable due to downed trees blocking both directions.

 

Previous story (11:15 p.m.) —

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A Maui Electric spokesperson tells us crews are currently responding to outages in parts of Kula and Haiku. Customers can also report any outages by calling 808-871-7777 or toll-free from Moloka’i and Lana’i at 1-877-871-8461.

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The Maui Police Department says they are getting calls from “all over the place” and can’t say for certain right now where officers are currently dispatched to help with downed trees, power lines and traffic lights that aren’t functioning. At the time of our call at 11:10 p.m. the officer on duty said there were 30 calls on hold at that moment.

Images of trees across roadways have come in from Kahekili Highway, Lahaina, Kahului, Wailuku, Haiku and Maui Uplands. Reports of large green flashes in Kihei, Up Country and on Central Avenue are also coming in to the newsroom. Traffic signals are also reportedly out in several areas. An unanchored catamaran has also reportedly washed up next to Lahaina Fish Co. According to a bystander, fire and police officials are currently on scene. We are also getting reports of downed power lines in Kahului and Up Country.

For the latest weather update click HERE.

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**View our slideshow of images HERE. If you have an image of severe weather in your area please email it to [email protected] **

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