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Weather, possible lightning strike, cut power to 3,000 on North Shore

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. HST, Dec 16, 2013

About 3,000 Hawaiian Electric Co. customers in the Waialua area lost power Sunday because of stormy weather, a HECO spokesman said. 

The outage started around 10:30 a.m. and lasted until a little after 1 p.m., spokesman Darren Pai said.

The origin of the outage is unknown, but Pai said it started in Waialua.

"We believe this was weather related (because) there were reports of lightning strikes in the area," Pai said. Troubleshooters, however, were unable to pinpoint an exact cause.

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Kealii wrote:
Never heard thunder quite like what occurred earlier during the day. I suppose if it had happened at night there would have been a pretty awesome lightning show.
on December 15,2013 | 10:07PM
2localgirl wrote:
Well away from home so can't say I've had any issues. Actually it's cold, but oh so sunny! Stay dry HNL.
on December 16,2013 | 12:44AM
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