Crews restore power to North Kohala following hours-long outage

Crews restore power to North Kohala following hours-long outage
Power outage (Source: Hawaii News Now/file)

KOHALA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island crews have restored power to North Kohala following an hours-long outage Wednesday morning.

At around 7 a.m., the Hawaiian Electric Light Company reported that roughly 2,100 customers — from Waimea Kohala Mountain Road to all of North Kohala ― were without power.

Power lines were down near Hawi Road and Kynnersly Road, HELCO added.

The power outage prompted the closures of Kohala Elementary, Kohala Middle and Kohala High Schools, according to the state Department of Education.

Hawaii Electric Light reported power was restored to all customers by about 11:30 a.m.

This story will be updated.

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