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Power outage shuts down Downtown Honolulu

Thursday's downtown Honolulu power outage clogged traffic and closed businesses and state offices. Hawaiian Electric said the outage began at about 10 a.m., affecting customers throughout the downtown area, including Chinatown, the State Capitol, the U.S. post office, state courts and the federal building.

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A HPD officer directs traffic at Alakea and King Streets.
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A Hawaiian Electric crew was busy at work on Fort Street Mall near King Street in the early afternoon.
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Nathaniel Morales presents a cake to Sarah Reed for her daughter’s birthday at Paris Baguette on Bishop Street.
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Murphy’s Bar and Grill was closed in the early afternoon.
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A Hawaiian Electric crew was busy at work on Fort Street Mall near King Street.
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Alzha Meyers, left, and Rodney Page couldn’t find a place to have lunch during the power outage.
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A Hawaiian Electric crew was busy at work on Fort Street Mall near King Street.
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A HPD officer monitors traffic at Alakea and King Streets.
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Paris Baguette on Bishop Street was open and serving pastries and cold drinks in the early afternoon.
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Sarah Reed carries out a birthday cake for her daughter. Her family was visiting a son at Pearl Harbor.
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HPD officers monitor Nimitz Highway and Merchant Street. P
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Paris Baguette on Bishop Street was open and serving pastries in the early afternoon.

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