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Vehicle Accident Knocks Down Power Poles in Honokōwai, Maui

May 15, 2019, 6:53 PM HST
* Updated May 16, 4:33 AM
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Update (9:21 p.m. 5.15.19): Maui Electric crews are working into the evening to restore power to about 100 remaining customers in the Honokōwai area after a vehicle downed multiple poles along Lower Honoapiʻilani between Honokōwai Village and Honokōwai Beach Park around 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

Previous Post: A vehicle accident involving downed power poles on Wednesday afternoon forced the closure of Lower Honoapiʻilani in the West Maui area of Honokōwai.

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Maui police issued the road closure notification at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

The accident site is located on Lower Honoapiʻilani Highway between Honokōwai Villa and Honokōwai Beach Park.

Lower Honoapiilani Hwy accident in Honokowai. (5.15.19) Photo credit: Rob Orzelski

Lower Honoapiilani Hwy accident in Honokowai. (5.15.19) Photo credit: John Mallen

Lower Honoapiilani Hwy accident in Honokowai. (5.15.19) Photo credit: John Mallen

Lower Honoapiilani Hwy accident in Honokowai. (5.15.19) Photo credit: John Mallen

The area is closed until further notice. Area residents say they have been without power for several hours now.

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