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Power Restoration Continues, 900 Remain Powerless

January 5, 2015, 11:21 AM HST
* Updated January 5, 11:28 AM
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About 900 customers remain without power as Hawai’i Electric Crews continue to make repairs in the aftermath of this weekend’s rough weather conditions that knocked out electricity in many Big Island communities.

Hawai’i Electric Light completed repairs through the day Sunday and on Monday morning in many subdivisions that experienced outages, including Aloha Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawi, Kamuela, Kona (Kaloko, Captain Cook, Keauhou, Holualoa), Kurtistown, Leilani Estates, Lorenzo Road, Mountain View, Royal Hawaiian, and Wai’ohinu.

Continuous efforts are being to restore power in Ahualoa, Ainaloa, Fern Acres, Hawaiian Acres, Honoka’a, Kalopa Mauka, Kapoho, Kau, Nanawale, North Kohala, Orchidland, Paauilo, and Volcano.

The electric company says that around-the-clock repair operations will continue until all customers have restored power and estimates that customers in the hardest hit areas will have service restored by midnight Tuesday.

Downed power lines should be treated as if they are energized and dangerous, according to officials. Handling or moving fallen or damaged utility equipment is never advised and is considered dangerous. An individual injured by a downed power line, should not be touched, instead calling 9-1-1.

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Customers who remain without power and who have not reported their power outage are advised to call Hawai’i Electric Light’s trouble line at 969-6666. A longer wait time should be expected due to a high volume of calls.

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