Crews responding to widespread power outages on Big Island

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawai'i Electric Light Company is responding to outages caused by high winds gusting over 50 mph.

Fallen trees and branches have downed poles and lines in various areas of Hawai'i Island, including Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hamakua to Pepe'ekeo, Hilo, Mountain View, and lower Puna. Hawai'i Electric Light personnel worked through the night to restore power and ensure public safety.

Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaiian Paradise Park and various locations in East Hawai'i remain without power as crews continue to restore all customers as quickly and safely as possible.

As a safety reminder, do not approach or touch fallen or low hanging power lines, equipment, or anything they may be in contact with. A seemingly harmless wire may still be energized. Customers may call 969-6666 to report power outages and downed power lines. For more information and safety tips, visit and click the "Safety and Emergency" tab.

Hawai'i Electric Light sincerely thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

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