Van slams into utility pole in Palama, causing widespread power outages

Updated: Feb. 12, 2021 at 7:43 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A van slammed into a utility pole in Palama early Friday, causing widespread power outages in surrounding neighborhoods, officials said.

The crash happened before 6 a.m. on Halona Street near Iao Lane.

The Hawaiian Electric Company initially reported roughly 1,560 customers without power in Downtown Honolulu, Kalihi, Nuuanu, Palama and several other nearby areas. But as of 7:20 a.m., about 750 customers were affected.

HECO crews remain on scene making repairs.

No other information has been provided at this time.

This story will be updated.

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