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Repairs to utility pole continue; Kalaeloa Boulevard to remain closed until 10 a.m.

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:58 a.m. HST, Dec 14, 2012

All but 3 customers have had their power restored as HECO crews continue repairs to a utility pole that was knocked over by a car Thursday night in the Campbell Industrial Park area.

Police closed Kalaeloa Boulevard in the area of Malakole Street after the 8:14 p.m. accident and expect to reopen the street to traffic around 10 a.m.

Initially, 150 customers lost power when the utility pole was downed. There were no injuries, according to city Emergency Medical Services.

The crash also affected Hawaiian Telcom, police said.

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olos73 wrote:
HECO should use metal poles like light or traffic poles instead of wooden poles. Too many wooden poles go down because of vehicle crashes, termite damage or wood rot. Yesterday, in Hauula/Waimanalo area a wooden pole fell into a yard because of termite damage. Metal poles area stronger and easier to replace. Just unscrew at the base, then, replace. No need dig puka to take out wooden pole. A metal light pole was struck by the speeding vehicle that crashed by Schofield Barracks several weeks ago, splitting the car in half, but left the pole standing. Nobody going lose electricity. THINK HECO...
on December 14,2012 | 07:19AM
svkamahoi wrote:
It took one extra hour and 40 minutes to get to work in Campbell this morning because of this. Police officers directing traffic would have helped.
on December 14,2012 | 08:52AM
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