Power restored to nearly 6,000 customers in Manoa

Power restored to nearly 6,000 customers in Manoa

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Power has been restored to nearly 6,000 customers in the Manoa area following an outage Monday afternoon because of a blown transformer, according to the Hawaiian Electric Company.

A company spokesperson tells Hawaii News Now that the back-up transformer was not working when the outage occurred, which prolonged the amount of time customers were without service. The outage was first reported at around 12 p.m., but was resolved within about 70 minutes, according to the company's official Twitter account.

A University of Hawaii spokesperson tells Hawaii News Now that power was restored to the campus shortly after 1 p.m. The entire campus had been reported to be without power at one point.

This story will be updated.

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