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Tree Branch Knocks out Power to 1,300 Haʻikū Customers

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   April 26th, 2013 · No Disqus Comments · Maui News
Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Officials at Maui Electric Company say a downed tree branch is to blame for a temporary power outage in Haʻikū on Friday afternoon, April 26.

According to MECO spokesperson Kauʻi Awai-Dickson, a tree branch came down on electrical lines on West Kuiaha Road, knocking out power to an estimated 1,300 customers in the area.

The outage was first reported at 2:38 p.m., and lasted about 26 minutes, with power restored at 3:04 p.m., officials said.

Areas affected by the brief outage included: areas of Haʻikū bounded by Kokomo Rd., Haʻikū Rd., Kauhikoa Rd., East & West Kuiaha Rd., Peʻahi Rd., Hāna Hwy., Kaupakalua Rd., Awalau Rd., Upper Ulumalu Rd. and laterals.

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