Molokaʻi Vehicle Accident and Power Outage
By Maui Now Staff
A motor vehicle accident on Molokaʻi’s Kalae Highway knocked out power to parts of the island on Saturday afternoon, July 25, 2015.
The incident was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. near Mile 3 of the highway.
Fire personnel from Hoʻolehua arrived on scene to find an SUV had collided into a utility pole. Maui Fire Captain Paul Haake said the lone passenger of the vehicle was not injured; however, the collision caused damage to a utility pole which resulted in scattered power outages on Molokaʻi.
Crews from Maui Electric Company responded to the scene to initiate repairs, and fire crews from Engine 4 out of Kaunakakai also were dispatched to assist.
Maui Electric reported that customers affected included those located in Kalaupapa and areas bounded by the Kalae Highway.