Power Outage Affects 6,530 Maui Customers

February 24, 2015, 4:37 PM HST · Updated February 24, 4:57 PM
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Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

An estimated 6,530 customers lost power in areas stretching from Haʻikū to Hāna on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2015.

Company spokesperson Kauʻi Awai-Dickson said the outage occurred at 2:25 p.m. when a Pukalani circuit breaker relayed open.

According to Awai-Dickson, an estimated 5,060 customers had power restored by 3:16 p.m., and full power was restored to remaining customers by 4:49 p.m.

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The cause of the outage remains under investigation.

Company representatives apologized for the inconvenience and thanked those affected for the their patience and understanding.

(UPDATE: 3:53 p.m. 2/24/15) Maui Electric has restored partial power to a majority of customers as of 3:16 p.m.

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(Original Post: 2:40 p.m. 2/24/15) Electric customers in the area from Haʻikū to Hāna are advised of a power outage. Crews from Maui Electric Company are currently working to identify the cause and restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

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