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

By Star-Advertiser staff

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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.






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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
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