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Power restored for thousands of Windward Oahu customers

  • COURTESY HECO
                                This graphic shows the impact of the outage shortly after it began.

    COURTESY HECO

    This graphic shows the impact of the outage shortly after it began.

Hawaiian Electric Co. has restored power to all Windward Oahu customers who were affected by a power outage Thursday that briefly left about 8,000 customers in the dark.

A HECO spokeswoman said in an update at about 9:20 p.m. that power was restored to all customers. The electric company had restored power to all but 40 customers by about 4 p.m.

In addition, all lanes were open on Kamehameha Highway near Malaekahana Beach park where repair crews were working on the makai side of the highway, the spokeswoman said.

The outage started about 2:10 p.m. and affected residents in Kahuku, Kaaawa, and Kahuluu.

HECO restored power to about 5,000 customers by 2:30 p.m.

HECO said the cause of the outage is under investigation.

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