Nearly 3,600 Lose Power on Sunday, High Winds to Blame

February 23, 2016, 3:34 PM HST · Updated February 23, 3:34 PM
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Parts of Maui and Moloka‘i experienced power outages on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, after high winds brought down trees and branches onto power lines, Maui Electric Company officials confirm.

The outages included the following:

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Kula: At approximately 11:07 a.m., about 1,685 customers in the Kula area lost power when trees contacted electrical lines along Kekaulike Highway. Power was restored to a majority of the customers by 12:32 p.m.

Kahului: Around 12:40 p.m. a palm frond fell onto power lines along Kaʻahumanu Avenue and caused about 1,330 customers in the Kahului area to lose power. Maui Electric crews restored service to all customers by 1:29 p.m.

Molokaʻi: At around 1:27 p.m., approximately 583 customers in Kaunakakai area of Molokaʻi experienced an outage due to kiawe trees contacting electrical lines along Manila Place. Electrical power was restored by 2:50 p.m.

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