Tuesday, July 29, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Car hits utility pole; Windward, North Shore traffic backs up

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:34 a.m. HST, May 23, 2014

A car trying to drive around a garbage truck hit a Hawaiian Telcom pole on Kamehameha Highway in Hauula Friday morning, a Hawaiian Telcom spokeswoman said.

The pole fell and police closed one lane of Kamehameha Highway near Punaluu Beach Park after the accident at about 7:37 a.m.

Repairs to the pole are expected to last until about 4 p.m.

Police are contra-flowing traffic around the area as crews replace the pole and reattach the cables.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

Telephone service was not affected, said Ann Nishida-Fry, a Hawaiian Telcom spokeswoman.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
SueH wrote:
I don't think the car was "inching past" the garbage truck if it hit the pole hard enough to topple it.....The car must've been going pretty fast....par for the course nowadays.
on May 23,2014 | 07:24PM
Latest News/Updates
Political Radar
`My side’

Political Radar
‘He reminds me of me’

Bionic Reporter
Needing a new knee

Warrior Beat
Monday musings

Small Talk
Burning money

Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout