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High Winds Blamed for Kaluakoʻi Power Outage on Molokaʻi

April 30, 2015, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated April 30, 2:22 PM
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Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

An estimated 309 customers lost power in the Kaluakoʻi area of Molokaʻi early this morning when strong wind gusts caused a outage, Maui Electric company officials said.

Maui Electric company’s Shayna Decker said the outage occurred when a “swing short” occurred along the Maunaloa Highway, when two overhead lines made contact with each other.

The incident was first reported at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015; and all power was restored by 9:15 a.m.

Following restoration of power, crews remained on scene for the completion of repairs to damaged lines.

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