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Extended Power Outages Possible: Olinda, Pi‘iholo, Parts of Ha‘ikū

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Maui Electric is asking affected customers in the Olinda and Pi‘iholo area as well as parts of Haʻikū along Kokomo Road and Kauihikoa Road to prepare for an extended outage with the possibility of an overnight outage.

Extensive tree clearing work, as well as darkness and windy conditions, are slowing the replacement of downed poles and other equipment.

Customers across all parts of Maui County experienced power outages today due to strong winds bringing down trees, power lines, and utility poles.

As of 6 p.m., Maui Electric crews have restored some customers in Central Maui, East Maui, Upcountry Maui and parts of Wailuku and Haiku and are continuing restoration efforts to remaining customers in the areas of Upcountry Maui, East Maui and West Maui.

On Moloka‘i, crews restored customers affected on the East End and on Lānaʻi, crews restored customers affected in the Lalakoa area.

The public can also sign up for outage and restoration updates at www.mauielectric.com [1].

A High Wind Advisory remains in effect and the threat of trees and power lines coming down remains.

If you see a downed power line: