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Downed power lines close North School Street in Liliha

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    Downed power lines forced the closure of a section of North School Street, circled in purple, in Liliha Wednesday morning. Live traffic map.

UPDATE: 8:45a.m.

Power has been restored to approximately 225 customers as of 8:20 a.m., according to Shannon Tangonan, spokeswoman of Hawaiian Electric.

Traffic will be affected in the area for the next several hours as crews replace a damaged pole on North School Street which remains closed from Lanakila Avenue to Liliha Street.

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Honolulu police have shut down lanes in both directions on North School Street from Lanakila Avenue to Liliha Street in Kalihi due to downed power lines.

The downed lines from a damaged utility pole were reported sometime before 7 a.m.

A crew from Hawaiian Electric Co. is at the scene to conduct repairs. Spokeswoman Shannon Tangonan said approximately 225 customers are without power.

The pole damage appears to be caused by a single-motor vehicle crash, according to Tangonan. An investigation is underway.

Eastbound traffic on School Street is being diverted to Lanakila Avenue.

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

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