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Hawai’i Electric Light Responding to Wind Related Power Outages

February 14, 2015, 4:05 PM HST
* Updated February 14, 4:08 PM
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High winds have caused downed power lines and scattered power outages to Hawai’i Electric Light customers around the island.

According to the electric company, damaged and fallen power lines and poles have been reported, primarily in the Puna district. As of Saturday morning, crews were actively working to restore electric service to customers in Aloha Estates, Mountain View, Hawaiian Acres, Ainaloa, Orchidland, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Beaches, and Nanawale.

Scattered power interruptions have been reported in the Hilo, Puna, and North Kohala districts.

No estimate has been given for the amount of customers out of power as of 4 p.m. Saturday.

A wind advisory is posted for the entire island until 10 p.m. Saturday. Additionally, a high wind warning is listed for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa until 6 a.m. Sunday.

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The National Weather Service says that southwest to west winds were blowing between 30-35 miles per hour with localized gusts up to 55 mph.

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Hawai’i Electric Light says asks customers to report any downed lines or power poles by calling its trouble line at 969-6666.

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