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Outage in urban core that left 20,000 in the dark blamed on lightning

Updated: Mar. 11, 2021 at 5:01 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Power has been restored to roughly 20,000 customers after lightning knocked out electricity Wednesday night.

Power went out in the Kahala, Kapahulu, Palolo, Waikiki, Manoa and Moiliili areas around 7 p.m. as thunderstorms rolled over the city. Downed power lines also shut down lanes of Hunter Street.

Hawaiian Electric said the outage was in fact caused by lightning. It started about 7 p.m., and power was restored to all customers by about 11 p.m.

There were also intermittent outages elsewhere on Oahu amid thundershowers Wednesday.

This story will be updated.

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