Blustery conditions continue after day of power outages, downed trees
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A cold front passing over the state continues to impact the state on Friday after a blustery Thanksgiving that triggered intermittent power outages and bringing down trees and power poles.
As of Friday morning, the Honolulu Fire Department said it responded to a downed tree on Pakui Street in Kaimuki.
But on Thursday, HFD responded to six wind-related incidents.
Crews reported a downed light pole and traffic light in Salt Lake, closing Ala Lilikoi Street.
On the North Shore, a pine tree snapped onto a home in Punaluu.
And on Oahu’s leeward side, wind-whipped “walls of dust” could be seen near Barber’s Point.
- Cold front moving through Hawaii brings blustery conditions, gusts to 55 mph
- Forecast: Big waves, high winds and widespread rain heading into Thanksgiving
- Still on track for strong winds, high surf as Thanksgiving front moves through
Meanwhile, HECO crews braved the elements in Kalihi as they worked quickly to restore power for over 1,000 residents and get traffic lights back up and running.
There was also a mudslide reported at the intersection of Maui’s Kehalani Mauka and Kuikahi Drive. The road remains closed until crews are able to clear the roadway.
In waters off the Big Island, strong wind and waves dislodged a boat’s anchor at Reeds Bay in Hilo.
At one point, it got close to hitting another sailboat just a few yard away. The owner was seen frantically trying to secure the vessel while battling the wind.
Several weather alerts remain in effect until 6 a.m. Friday.
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This story will be updated.
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