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Wind advisory lifted, but breezy conditions continue

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:51 p.m. HST, Dec 25, 2011

Winds are easing over the state but are still predicted to remain breezy through Monday. The National Weather Service lifted a wind advisory for the main Hawaiian islands this afternoon, except for the summit of Haleakala.

The winds have also prompted a high surf advisory for exposed east shores where surf of 6 to 8 feet is expected through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Winds from the east of 15 to 25 mph with 35 mph gusts are predicted through Monday.

The strong winds this weekend are believed to be responsible for a leaning utility pole that shut down Sheridan Street between Makaloa and Kamaile streets near Wal-Mart at about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Police dispatch said the pole's condition was not caused by a traffic collision, but it  simply began leaning over.

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ballen0607 wrote:
I think we need to find a way to blame this on Obama!! What do ya say SA comment peeps? :-P
on December 25,2011 | 12:14PM
localguy wrote:
Once again the Nei and HECO are the laughing stocks of the civilized world. While HECO takes most of our electric payments to fund their overpaid and under worked CEO, they scrimp on the quality of power poles. How many times does it take for HECO to realize these minor wind forces are decimating their power poles. Just wait for the day, and it will come, a major hurricane hits Oahu and takes out power poles like match sticks. Hundreds of miles of roads will be blocked for days, weeks, months as HECO struggles to clear them, not able to quickly bring in power crews from the mainland. (Unless the military flies them in) HECO could install stronger poles or go with lifetime reinforced concrete and steel as Japan does on Okinawa. (Hint, poles do not blow over in Okinawa during typhoons, they survive.) So all this shibai HECO gives us about how well they manage the island's power should give us warning, do not trust them.
on December 25,2011 | 12:18PM
Skeeter wrote:
Cable and telephone companies should share in the cost. After all, they do use those poles too..
on December 25,2011 | 02:06PM
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