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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hourlong power outage hits Sand Island, Nimitz, Iwilei

Advertiser Staff

Some 2,500 electricity customers in the lower Kalihi area lost power for about an hour yesterday afternoon in a widespread outage.

The outage was reported at 2:42 p.m. and affected businesses and residents in the Nimitz Highway, Dillingham, Sand Island and Iwilei areas, said Darren Pai, Hawaiian Electric Co. spokesman. Power was restored about 3:30 p.m., Pai said.

The cause of the outage was under investigation, although Pai said it might have been wind-related. The National Weather Service yesterday issued a high-wind advisory for the state. Trade winds were forecast at 30 mph with locally stronger gusts.