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Kamehameha Highway crash disrupts traffic and cuts power in Waikane

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:30 p.m. HST, Aug 16, 2011

An early-morning car accident on Kamehameha Highway in Waikane knocked over a utility pole, disrupting rush-hour traffic and cutting off electricity to about 200 Hawaiian Electric Co. customers.

A Jeep crashed into the pole before 3 a.m. and there were no reports of major injuries.

Traffic is being contraflowed but Honolulu police advice motorists to avoid Kamehameha Highway near Kamaka Loop in Waikane as a Heco crew works on fixing the pole and restoring power.

 Police and a Heco spokesman had no estimate on when the repairs would be complete.

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