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Power slowly being restored to Molokai after island-wide outage

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Published: Jan. 7, 2020 at 8:25 PM HST
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MOLOKAI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Most on Molokai were without electricity for much of the day Tuesday.

Power has been restored to most of the island’s roughly 3,250 customers by around 3 p.m.

There were however pockets of customers in the Kualapuu area without power into the night — about 280 of them.

The island-wide outage reportedly began around 11 a.m. when a generator at the Palaau Power Plant tripped. It’s not known what caused the unit to go offline.

Crews were continuing to fully restore power as quickly as possible.

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