Power outage affecting 2,400 customers in Makaha area following car crash

MAKAHA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - UPDATE:
The number of those without power in the Makaha area has been reduced to 700, a Hawaiian Electric Company spokesperson says.

The remaining customers will likely be without power until repairs can be made. A timeline for those repairs was not immediately known.

An earlier car crash caused utility wire to come down and damaged the pole's supports, but the pole itself did not need to be replaced, the HECO spokesperson said.

Approximately 2,400 customers were reported to be without power in the Makaha area on Wednesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole.

The accident, which happened near the intersection of Farrington Highway and Army Street, occurred at around 3:45 a.m. after a truck hit a utility pole.

Troubleshooters were working to resolve the issue.

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