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3,300 Lose Power During Outages in Wailuku, Olinda

August 8, 2016, 4:20 PM HST
* Updated August 8, 4:23 PM
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Three separate outages on Sunday resulted in a loss of power to an estimated 3,300 customers on Maui in the Wailuku and Upcountry areas.

Wailuku: 1,719 Affected After Electric Equipment Break

An estimated 1,719 customers in Wailuku lost power on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 when electrical equipment on a utility pole broke on Kalua Road.

The incident was reported at around 1:17 p.m., and power was restored to a majority of customers by 2:07 p.m.  The remaining 35 customers had power restored by 8:36 p.m. when crews concluded repairs.

1,487 Lose Power During Brief Outage in Kula

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At around 3:21 p.m., approximately 1,487 customers in the Kula area experienced intermittent power loss for 11 minutes due to trees in lines along Lower Kula and Copp Road.

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Downed Tree Knocks Out Power to 125 in Olinda

An additional 125 customers lost power in the Olinda area on Sunday afternoon when a tree came down on electrical lines along Polipoli Road.

Maui Electric representatives say the outage was reported at around 2:27 p.m., and power was restored by 6:34 p.m.

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