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Kahului Power Outage Affects 1,330 Customers

February 9, 2015, 2:49 PM HST
* Updated February 9, 10:15 PM
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Power outages caused by high winds knocked out power to traffic lights at major intersections along the Hana Highway in Kahului. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.

Power out in parts of Kahului. Maui Now file photo.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 5:11 p.m. 2/9/15)

While power had been restored to all affected customers in Kahului as of 3:06 p.m.  Maui Electric officials say the same circuit lost power again at 3:30 p.m. and was brought back online at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The cause of the outages remain under investigation, however company officials say high winds appear to be a factor.  The power outage was isolated to the Kahului area and affected an estimated 1,330 customers, beginning shortly after 2 p.m.

(Update: 3:55 p.m. 2/9/15)

Power has since been restored to all affected customers as of 3:06 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, according to officials with Maui Electric. Company officials have not yet released details on what caused the outage.  The power outage was isolated to the Kahului area and affected an estimated 1,330 customers, beginning shortly after 2 p.m.

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(Original Post: 2/9/15)

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An estimated 1,330 customers lost power in parts of Kahului at around 2:07 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.

Officials with Maui Electric Company say crews are currently working to identify the problem, and are working to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.

Areas affected include residents and businesses along Kaʻahumanu Avenue, the Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului Beach Road, South Wākea Avenue, Ano Street, South Papa Avenue, West Papa Avenue, Kuhao Street, Maui Lani Subdivisions and laterals.

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Maui Electric spokesperson Kauʻi Awai Dickson said, “With Maui County and the rest of the state experiencing strong gusty winds, Maui Electric reminds the public to stay clear of downed electrical lines, poles and equipment.”

If you should see a downed line or pole, they are asked to call Maui Electric immediately at 871-7777 on Maui, and 1-877-871-8461 on Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi, or dial 911 in an emergency.

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