August 7: Planned interruption of electrical service to parts of Waikapu-Wailuku area to repair power line
Release Date: 8/6/2019
KAHULUI, August 6, 2019 – Maui Electric Company is asking about 500 customers in parts of Waikapu and Wailuku to prepare for a scheduled outage on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. For safety reasons, electrical power must be interrupted for crews to make urgent repairs to a broken power line in the Waikapu area along Honoapiilani Highway.
Affected customers are being directly contacted and include those along Honoapiilani Highway, between mile marker 1.5 to 3, as well as parts of East and West Waiko Road; Honua Place; Huihui Place; Keilio Place; Kemoa Place; Kilohi Street; Leihuapueo Place; Nukuna Place; Nuna Place; Oia Way; Olo Place; Pilikana Street; Wilikona Place; Old Waikapu Road; Waikea Road; Waiolani and Waiolani Elua Subdivision including Ilikupono Street, Kawika Place, Kawika Street, Hoolako Place, Kama Street, East Keapua, East Kanawai, Hookahewai Drive, Pilihana Place, Moohele Street, and Pilikana Street; and Waiolani Mauka Subdivision, including Moolu Street, Koani Loop, Moolu Circle, and Papaiaulu Place.
Drivers are asked to proceed with caution in these affected areas during this time as traffic signals may also be impacted.
Crews will be repairing a power line that broke around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 and caused approximately 4,000 customers in parts of Wailuku, Waikapu, Kuau, and Spreckelsville to experience an outage. All customers were restored by 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday. Cause of the line breaking is being assessed.
Maui Electric thanks the affected customers and public for their continued patience during this scheduled outage as crews safely work as quickly as possible. The company also recommends affected customers charge any necessary electronics and turn off sensitive electronic equipment before the scheduled outage.