BRIEF: Bird Blamed for Power Outage to 1,300 in Kahului

February 22, 2014, 11:19 AM HST (Updated February 22, 2014, 11:22 AM) · 0 Comments

Kahului power outage. Police direct traffic while MECO crews repair lines that were downed early Friday morning, 6/7/13. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Kahului power outage. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A bird is to blame for a power outage that affected an estimated 1,300 customers in Kahului on Saturday morning, Feb. 22, 2014.

Maui Electric Company spokesperson Kauʻi Awai-Dickson tells Maui Now that affected customers lost power at around 7:30 a.m. when a bird came into contact with a lightning arrester.

Power was restored shortly after 8 a.m., once equipment was cleared by Maui Electric crews.

Company representatives apologized for any inconvenience the situation may have caused and thanked customers for their patience and understanding.



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