Downed pole shuts down Kaumualii Hwy. for hours in Kipu


A single-vehicle crash on Kaumualii Highway late Thursday night in Kipu shut down the highway for several hours.

Shortly before midnight, a Ford pickup truck was traveling west on Kaumualii Highway, between Anonui Street and Puhi Road, when it veered off the road and struck a telephone pole along the westbound shoulder.

The pole fell over the road, causing the highway to be closed in both directions.

The 52-year-old female truck driver was not hurt.

A crew from Hawaiian Telcom had to replace the pole.

Traffic was diverted onto Puhi Road and the Kipu Bypass Road until work wrapped at 8:30 a.m.

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