Power outage affects Kahului Airport on Maui

KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kahului Airport on Maui had no electricity for a short time Tuesday afternoon.  The outage first began shortly after 2 p.m.

Travelers who contacted Hawaii News Now said the temporary outage brought the airport to a standstill.  No passengers were checked in for their flights, and no security screenings took place.

Power was restored to the airport about half an hour after the blackout, according to a spokesperson for Maui Electric Company, but the rental car companies near the airport are still without power.

Crews with MECO are working to identify the cause and restore power.

Hawaii News Now will bring you the developing details as soon as they become available.

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