Several Downed Utility Poles Close Hilo Roads
The Wainaku Street between Kauila Street and Pua Street/Hau Lane is closed in both directions due to several downed utility poles.
Hawaii Electric reported 1,400 customers in the area were without power. As of 2:20 p.m., power had been restored. However, some customers were still reporting they had no power Thursday afternoon.
Hawai‘i Police Department asks that motorists avoid the area and use an alternate route. The closure is expected to last overnight. Utility crews are on scene.