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Molokaʻi Vehicle Accident and Power Outage

July 25, 2015, 5:01 PM HST
* Updated July 25, 5:03 PM
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Maui Electric Company. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Electric Company. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

A motor vehicle accident on Molokaʻi’s Kalae Highway knocked out power to parts of the island on Saturday afternoon, July 25, 2015.

The incident was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. near Mile 3 of the highway.

Fire personnel from Hoʻolehua arrived on scene to find an SUV had collided into a utility pole. Maui Fire Captain Paul Haake said the lone passenger of the vehicle was not injured; however, the collision caused damage to a utility pole which resulted in scattered power outages on Molokaʻi.

Crews from Maui Electric Company responded to the scene to initiate repairs, and fire crews from Engine 4 out of Kaunakakai also were dispatched to assist.

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Maui Electric reported that customers affected included those located in Kalaupapa and areas bounded by the Kalae Highway.

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