High Winds Down Trees, Power Lines in LahainaFebruary 18, 2013, 6:21 PM HST (Updated February 18, 2013, 6:22 PM) · 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher
High winds are being blamed for fallen trees and downed power lines in West Maui on Monday.
Emergency crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Engine-3 worked to secure an area on Ala Moana Street in Lahaina at around 7:35 a.m., where two 30-foot trees fell blocking the west-bound lane of travel.
Fire officials determined that the coconut and kiawe tree did not hit the power lines, which appeared to come down in a separate incident.
Crews from Maui Electric Company also responded to the incident and worked to repair the downed lines.
No other wind related incidents were reported.