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Maui Electric Aerial Inspections: Dec. 6, 14, 15

December 2, 2016, 7:23 AM HST
* Updated December 2, 2:02 PM
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A large tree brought down electrical lines and damaged a pole on a ridge in Keanae cutting power to about 100 customers in Keanae and Nahiku. The remote area is only accessible by helicopter and Maui Electric crews are currently on the scene. However, due to the extent of the damage and location of the lines and pole, affected customers are asked to be prepared to be without power until tomorrow afternoon. Photo credit: Maui Electric.

File image.  Photo credit: Maui Electric.

Maui Electric Company will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections throughout Maui County on Tuesday, Dec. 6; Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

The inspections will take place at the following times and locations:

· Tuesday, Dec. 6: Hāna to ‘Ulupalakua, Maui

· Wednesday, Dec. 14: Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and Central to West Maui

· Thursday, Dec. 15: Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and Central to West Maui


Dates and locations are subject to change due to weather. Routine aerial inspections of Maui Electric’s equipment, including electrical lines, poles and substations, are necessary to maintain stable and reliable electrical service for the Maui County community.


For questions or concerns, the public can contact Maui Electric at (808) 871-8461 or toll-free 1-877-871-8461 for Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i.

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