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Outage cuts power to most of Lanai

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Power has been restored to Lanai, which suffered a outage that cut electricity to most of the island Thursday morning.

The outage began at about 3:18 a.m. when a generator tripped offline, affecting 1,717 customers, according to a news release from Maui Electric Co. 

Power was restored to some areas at about 3:45 a.m. and fully restored to all affected customers by 6 a.m.

The cause of the generator malfunction is under investigation. 

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