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Power Restored to 6,394 After Vehicle Accident on Hāna Hwy

August 11, 2016, 12:00 AM HST
* Updated August 11, 4:47 PM
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(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.

Map of closure area.  Image courtesy Google Maps.

Map of closure area. Image courtesy Google Maps.

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(Update: 12:38 p.m. 8.11.16)

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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.

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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.

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