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Wind advisory lifted, but breezy conditions continue

  • PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA
    20111224-17 CTY POLE A pole was tilted making for a dangerous situation as the high power lines dropped closer to the ground on Sheridan St. between Kamaile and Makaloa streets. Police blocked off Sheridan between Kamaile and Makaloa streets. They said there was only one crew out today and they were already working on another problem so they didn't know when it would be fixed. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. DEC. 24, 2011.
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Winds are easing over the state but are still predicted to remain breezy through Monday. The National Weather Service lifted a wind advisory for the main Hawaiian islands this afternoon, except for the summit of Haleakala.

The winds have also prompted a high surf advisory for exposed east shores where surf of 6 to 8 feet is expected through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Winds from the east of 15 to 25 mph with 35 mph gusts are predicted through Monday.

The strong winds this weekend are believed to be responsible for a leaning utility pole that shut down Sheridan Street between Makaloa and Kamaile streets near Wal-Mart at about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Police dispatch said the pole’s condition was not caused by a traffic collision, but it  simply began leaning over.

 

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