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Downed Tree Knocks Out Power to 6,700 in Haiʻkū

February 1, 2014, 6:13 PM HST · Updated February 2, 6:23 PM
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Power lines, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Power lines, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

An estimated 6,700 customers lost power shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, when a tree brought power lines down on Haiʻkū Road near the Baldwin Estate, according to Maui Electric Company.

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Power was restored to the majority of customers by 5:30 p.m, with remaining customers brought back online at about 7:30 p.m.

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The incident forced the temporary closure of Haiʻkū Road between Paʻuwela Road and Kalanikahua Place, due to the downed tree that was blocking both lanes of travel.

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