TRAFFIC ALERT: Leaning pole snarls traffic through Waimanalo

TRAFFIC ALERT: Leaning pole snarls traffic through Waimanalo

WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Traffic through Waimanalo was brought to a standstill on Tuesday morning after a vehicle hit a utility pole, causing it to lean over the roadway.

One lane of Kalanianaole Highway in Waimanalo remains closed as crews work to repair the pole.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m.

The damaged pole caused a power outage for at least 840 customers from Hawaii Kai to Waimanalo, the Hawaiian Electric Company said. Crews were on scene making repairs.

It's not known when repairs will be completed.

Drivers are asked to drive with caution in this area as heavy rains may impact roads.

This story will be updated.

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