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Downed Utility Pole Causes Widespread Power Outage

September 14, 2021, 7:39 AM HST
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Both lanes on a section of Aliʻi Drive remains closed due to a downed utility pole.

Hawaiʻi Police Department first reported about the closure on Aliʻi Drive at Queen Kalama at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. Hawaiian Electric responded to the scene that evening and has been working to repair the downed pole throughout the night.

The downed pole caused a widespread power outage among customers in the area. At approximately 8:20 p.m., officials reported more than 1,200 people were without power.

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At approximately 9:50 p.m., Hawaiian Electric tweeted power had been restored to 25 customers.

Motorists are advised to stay clear of the area and use alternate routes.

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