Hawai'i Electric Light crews say they are making progress on restoring electric service to customers affected by recent severe weather conditions. Crews worked through the night to restore service to approximately 3,300 customers island-wide. All transmission lines were repaired and are back in service.
About 1,700 customers are currently without service. On Sunday, crews were working in the following areas: Kaloko, Captain Cook, Holualoa, Kamuela, Hawi, Ahualoa, Honoka'a, Kalopa, Paauilo, Nanawale, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Volcano, Upper Puna, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, and Ka'u.
The areas from Lindsey Road to Ahualoa suffered substantial damage. Customers in these areas are advised to prepare for an extended outage through Tuesday.
Hawai'i Electric Light asks customers who have not yet reported their power outage to call its trouble line at 969-6666.
Hawai'i Electric Light crews have restored power to most customers in West Hawai'i who lost electricity due to the severe weather.
Officials estimate about 5,900 customers in the areas of North Hawai'i and Hamakua, as well as spots in Hilo, lower and upper Puna, and Ka'u are currently experiencing power outages.
The windy conditions caused trees to fall into power lines and break lines and poles.
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