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Power restored, traffic flowing following North Shore crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:45 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2012

A traffic accident cut power to Hawaiian Electric customers in Malaekahana Sunday.

The crash occurred around 12:45 a.m., when a motorist drove into a utility pole on Kamehameha Highway, causing it to fall into the street, according to Hawaiian Electric. 

The driver, a man in his 30s, was hospitalized in serious condition following the crash, Emergency Medical Services said. 

The initial outage affected close to 3,000 homes until about 2 a.m., and a remaining 40 customers were without power until around 10:30 a.m., a HECO spokeswoman said. 

Traffic on Kamehameha Highway near the Malaekahana State Recreational Area was contraflowed during the repairs.

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