Downed utility pole prompts closure of Highway 11 on Hawaii Island

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KONA, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Hawaii Police Department closed Highway 11 in both directions between the 102 and 103 mile markers on Friday, Feb. 26, due to a downed utility pole.

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The closure due to the downed pole was approximately 1 1/2 miles south of Kealaokeawe Road, according to Hawaii Island police.

A Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) official said, a power outage outage was reported on the Big Island around 7:30 p.m. and was restored during the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27. The outage was due to a motor vehicle accident between the 102 and 103 mile markers, HELCO said.

Hawaii County Civil Defense said, Highway 11 was reopened in both directions between the 102 and 103 mile markers around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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