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Wind Downs Trees, Knocks Out Power to 3,172 in Kula

December 18, 2016, 5:05 PM HST
* Updated December 19, 1:53 PM
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PC: Maui Electric. Downed trees and repair of downed lines Upcountry on sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.

Update: (9:53 a.m. 12.19.16)

All Upcountry customers were restored on Sunday night as of 9:20 p.m. except approximately 30 remaining customers in pockets of Kula. Response crews continue extensive work that involves clearing trees blocking access to certain areas and repairing downed electrical lines.

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An estimated 3,172 customers in the Kula area experienced a power outage when stormy winds brought down trees on power lines in multiple areas Upcountry at around 6:02 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.

By mid-day, Maui Electric crews restored power to a majority of Kula customers.

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As of 4 p.m., crews continue to clear trees and repair downed lines to bring less than 300 customers back online in pockets of Upcountry, Ala Luana, Piiholo and Olinda.

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Representatives with Maui Electric thanked customers for their patience and understanding as response crews continue to work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

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