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Winds Blamed for Wailuku Outage to 2,100 Customers

March 30, 2015, 6:21 PM HST
* Updated March 30, 6:23 PM
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Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Winds were named as the cause of two separate power outages affecting an estimated 2,100 customers in Wailuku on Monday afternoon, a Maui Electric spokesperson said.

The winds caused electrical lines on Kahului Beach Road to swing together on two separate occasions, resulting in the outages, said Maui Electric communications director Kauʻi Awai-Dickson.

Affected areas included Lower Main Street, Waiehu Beach Road, Eha Street and Hoʻokahi Street.

The first outage was reported at 2:27 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, with restoration completed at 3 p.m.

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The same area experienced a second outage at 3:53 p.m. while Maui Electric crews were on the scene conducting repairs, said Awai-Dickson. Affected customers were brought back online at 4:06 p.m.

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