UPDATE: Pukalani Power Outage Caused by Bird

November 27, 2012, 7:17 AM HST · Updated November 27, 10:27 AM
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Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 10:22 a.m. 11/27/12)

An estimated 2,000 customers lost power in Pukalani this morning when a bird came into contact with power lines on the Haleakala Highway, that according to Maui Electric Company spokesperson Kau’i Awai-Dickson.

The incident was reported at 6:18 a.m., and power was restored to all affected customers by 8:20 a.m.

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On another note, a separate power outage reported last week in West Maui was caused by a palm frond that came down on power lines on Mill Street, Awai-Dickson said.

(Update: 8:40 a.m. 11/27/12)

Power has been restored to customers in the Pukalani area.  Officials with Maui Electric Company say power was restored to affected customers by 8:20 a.m.  MECO apologized for the inconvenience.

(Posted: 7:13 a.m. 11/27/12)

Maui Electric Company has confirmed a power outage in parts of Pukalani.

The outage is affecting electric customers in Pukalani in areas bounded by Iolani Street, Loha Street, Pukalani Street, Halekakala Highway, Liholani Street, Hiolani Street, Pukalani Terrace Subdivision, and laterals.

MECO crews are currently working to identify the cause and restore electrical service as quickly and safely as possible.

***Acting Maui Superintendent Bruce Anderson said all Maui schools are OPEN.  Schools in the area do not anticipate a lengthy outage and all classes will operate on a normal schedule.

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