POSTED: 8:38 a.m. HST, May 23, 2014
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.