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Possible equipment malfunction knocks power to 20,000 Oahu residents

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaiian Electric crews have restored power to 20,000 customers following a widespread outage spanning Manoa, Palolo, Kaimuki, and portions of Kahala.

The outage was first reported at approximately 7:45 pm and restored by 8:30 pm, according to a spokesperson.

Hawaiian Electric says the exact cause of the outage remains under investigation, but a preliminary review indicates the outage started after an equipment malfunction at an electrical substation in Palolo.

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