“Someone hit the pole, knocked it down and ran away”

Crash knocks out power in Kula
Tuesday, January 02, 2007 9:53 AM

Crews from Maui Electric Co. worked to restore power to Kula residents Monday morning after a vehicle slammed into a pole.

Supervising Dispatcher Michael Roberts said about 1,685 Upcountry households lost power after a vehicle apparently hit a utility pole at the corner of Crater Road and Upper Kula Highway around 2:32 a.m. Monday.

“Someone hit the pole, knocked it down and ran away,” he said. Cable and telephone crews also had to repair damage to their lines, he said. Power was restored to all cusomers by 12:53 p.m.

Bert Kauhane of Maui Electric Co. lends a hand toward correcting the power outage. Damage from the accident could be found at the scene.

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