What happened with the power on east Oahu earlier today? Not many things are known as of yet, but troubleshooters are trying to figure out why Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley and parts of Kuliouou were without electrical power this morning for about 45 minutes.
Darren Pai, who is the Hawaiian Electric Co. spokesman, said the outage began at about 6:45 a.m. He did not know how many households or businesses were without power. The morning commute traffic backed up as drivers navigated Kalanianaole Highway without traffic lights until power was restored. If you have ever had to do this, you know that traffic out there was not a pretty sight.
According to the Department of Education, all public schools in the Hawaii Kai-Koko Head area are open this morning following the three-day Martin Luther King holiday. Despite the early power loss, schools will remain open as usual.
Pai also said another outage in Pearl City Monday night cut off power for about 900 customers beginning at 8:40 p.m. because of a problem with an underground cable. This may be along the same lines issue wise, but who knows. As of now HECO still trying to figure it out.