Power Restored to 6,394 After Vehicle Accident on Hāna Hwy
(Update: 4:35 p.m. 8.11.16)
A vehicle accident knocked out power to approximately 6,394 customers from Makawao to Hāna around 10:21 p.m. on Wednesday night, August 10, 2016.
Representatives with Maui Electric Company say a vehicle collided with a utility pole and sheered the pole from its base along Hāna Highway near Kaiholo Place by Mama’s Fish House in Kū‘au.
A majority of customers were brought back online by 11:24 p.m. when response crews isolated the outage area and generators at the Hāna Substation were brought online. A remaining 10 customers in Kū‘au were restored today at 11:05 a.m. after crews replaced the downed pole and completed repairs.
Maui police posted an update at 12:38 p.m. saying the highway had since been reopened in both directions.
(Update: 12:38 p.m. 8.11.16)
The Hāna Highway is now open in both directions; however, Maui Electric Company remained on scene at last report and continued to making repairs.
(Update: 7:58 a.m. 8.11.16)
At 7:58 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, Maui police issued an update saying the Hāna Highway remains closed and a detour remains in place as Maui Electric Company crews repair downed power lines reported last night fronting Kūʻau Plaza.
Crews continued to work on electric line repairs into this morning (Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016) after power lines were downed during a traffic accident last night along the Hāna Hwy. at Kaiholo Pl. fronting Kūʻau Plaza.
At 6:30 a.m., police continued to reroute traffic around the scene. Detoured motorists were being sent onto Holomua Road to Baldwin Avenue and back to the highway.