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1,487 Customers Lose Power In Kula During Heavy Rain

March 2, 2017, 12:32 PM HST
* Updated March 2, 12:35 PM
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During a period of heavy rain around 8:53 p.m. on Wednesday night, about 1,487 customers in the Kula area experienced a power outage when a tree came down on lines along Kula Highway.

When work conditions were deemed safe, response crews made repairs to the downed lines, restoring the majority of customers by 3:24 a.m. this morning, with the remaining 237 customers brought back online by 5:38 a.m.

Kula residents reported strong wind gusts of 30-60 mph, tearing property gates from its hinges in this photo. PC: John Browning

Kula residents reported strong wind gusts of 30-60 mph, downing at 60+ foot tree, and bocking Kawehi Place. Road crews made an opening for residents to traverse the area. PC: John Browning

Kula residents reported strong wind gusts of 30-60 mph, downing at 60+ foot tree, and bocking Kawehi Place. Road crews made an opening for residents to traverse the area. PC: John Browning

Kula residents reported strong wind gusts of 30-60 mph, downing at 60+ foot tree, and bocking Kawehi Place. Road crews made an opening for residents to traverse the area. PC: John Browning

Kula residents reported strong wind gusts of 30-60 mph, downing at 60+ foot tree, and bocking Kawehi Place. Road crews made an opening for residents to traverse the area. PC: John Browning

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