HECO responding to Makakilo, Waialua power outages

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Crews with Hawaiian Electric are responding to power outages in the Makakilo and Waialua areas on Saturday, Aug. 7.

HECO officials said about 2,390 customers in Makakilo were without electricity at 4:40 p.m. Saturday and all remained without power as of 7:30 p.m.

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A HECO representative confirmed with KHON2 that the Makakilo outage was caused by a vehicle that went into a switch vault on Kamaaha and Kuloa avenues.

The estimated time of restoration in Makakilo is 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to HECO officials, who said an equipment fire was also started during the incident.

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HECO said a separate power outage in Waialua was reported around 8:40 p.m. and about 630 customers were impacted. Officials said the Waialua outage was caused by a motor vehicle incident on Kamehameha Highway near Haleiwa Road.

Officials had restored power to about 350 Waialua customers at 9:40 p.m. and said the estimated restoration time for the remaining 280 Waialua customers was 6 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8.

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