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Westbound lanes of Salt Lake Boulevard closed after poles topple

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:10 p.m. HST, Dec 04, 2012

The westbound lanes of Salt Lake Boulevard from Kamehameha Highway to Kalaloa Street near Aloha Stadium were closed from early this morning and well into the night after three utility poles went down.

Darren Pai, Hawaiian Electric Co. spokesman, said work on replacing the three downed poles was to be completed by about 8:30 tonight.

But other utility companies including Hawaiian Telcom would still need to reattach their lines to the new poles then, he said.

Hawaiian Telcom was expected to be completed stringing its lines by 1 a.m. Wednesday, spokeswoman Ann Nishida said.

The eastbound lanes of Salt Lake Boulevard were opened during the work, Pai said.

Power initially went out for about 1,200 Hawaiian Electric Co. customers in the Makalapa Manor and Cross Pointe neighborhoods when the poles went down about 4:13 a.m. Area businesses were also reportedly affected.

Pai said the cause appears to be broken guy-wires that led to the collapse of three wooden poles.

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Wazdat wrote:
on December 4,2012 | 05:03AM
AmbienDaze wrote:
dey go BANG now.
on December 4,2012 | 05:19AM
Nocturnal wrote:
What is broken guy wires?
on December 4,2012 | 08:24AM
serious wrote:
It is the educational system here--yeah guy wires!!! What we need is for the teachers to strike--I hope they get out of state signs so they are spelled correctly!!!
on December 4,2012 | 09:46AM
Anonymous wrote:
on December 4,2012 | 11:11AM
hilopango wrote:
guy noun 1. a rope, cable, or appliance used to guide and steady an object being hoisted or lowered, or to secure anything likely to shift its position. verb (used with object) 2. to guide, steady, or secure with a guy or guys. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Origin: 1300–50; Middle English gye < Old French guie a guide, derivative of guier to guide
on December 4,2012 | 02:27PM
Anonymous wrote:
HECO strikes again
on December 4,2012 | 08:40AM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
You're kidding, right?
on December 4,2012 | 08:55AM
Anonymous wrote:
We go through this so many times-just like the water main brakes--why not spend some $$$ gambling is the first thing that comes to my mind--and repair the mains, put the power lines underground!! Short term solution for a long term problem. Democratcs!!! Get that low interest money and go for it.
on December 4,2012 | 01:17PM
Anonymous wrote:
Thanks HECO and your highly paid employees. Now, when do we see the increase in electricity rates to pay for the new employee pay raises and benefits?
on December 4,2012 | 10:59AM
Sunny wrote:
Fortunately this happened early in the morning and no one was injured.
on December 4,2012 | 11:08AM
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