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Weather blamed for multiple power outages

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:22 p.m. HST, Jan 22, 2014

Hawaiian Electric crews worked through the night to restore power to customers left in the dark by multiple weather-related outages.

The first outage, reported shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, affected about 300 customers in Laie. Crews are working to restore power to the area, according to HECO spokesman Darren Pai. A preliminary report traced the cause to a lightning strike. Power was restored to the area just before 7 a.m.

The second outage, reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday, affected about 1,000 customers in Kaneohe. The cause was traced to a large tree that fell and took down some power lines. Repair crews had restored power to most customers by 12:30 a.m. and 150 customers were without power as of 4:20 a.m., Pai said. Power was fully restored around 6:30 a.m.

The latest outage, likely caused by high winds, affected about 1,100 Enchanted Lake customers and hit around 3:30 a.m., Pai said. Power had been restored to all but 150 customers in the area by 4:25 a.m., and fully restored around 8:25 a.m.

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