Downed pole severs main traffic artery in Laie

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

LAIE (KHNL) - It was a nightmare for some commuters Thursday, after a downed utility pole blocked the main traffic artery on Oahu's North Shore.

Police say a vehicle hit the pole along Kamehameha Highway near Pounders Beach in Laie shortly after 1 am. Only foot traffic was allowed through the area, while Hawaiian Electric Company and Hawaiian Telcom worked on repairs.

Authorities re-opened the highway about 12 hours after the crash.