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150 Maui Customers Still Without Power, Overnight Outage Possible

Upper Ulumalu Road, Maui. 2.11.19 PC: Nicole Ellison

Maui Electric is asking approximately 150 remaining customers in the Olinda and Pi‘iholo area as well as small pockets of Ha‘ikū to prepare for an extended outage with the possibility of an overnight outage. Several crews are continuing to make repairs to multiple areas after large trees brought down power lines. Work will continue through the night to get power restored as quickly as possible.

“We’re doing everything we possibly can to bring these last few homes back online,” said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui County and Hawai’i Island Utilities. “We know that being without power is a hardship for families and we thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The damage from the high winds in the Upcountry area was extensive. The repair work includes the removal of large trees, resetting new poles in some parts, and restringing power lines in several different areas to fully restore customers.

As of 6:30 p.m., Maui Electric crews restored service to approximately 300 customers in the Olinda, Pi’iholo and Ha‘ikū areas.

Due to storm-related power outages, Maui Electric offers these food safety tips for customers who may experience an extended outage: