Power outage in Iwilei impacts business district

Hawaiian Electric Company crews responded to a power outage in the Iwilei area.

According to authorities, the incident happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The outage was reported on Nimitz Highway between Hilo Hattie and Home Depot.

Zippy’s restaurant on the highway lost electricity for about 40 minutes.

Power was restored to all customers by 9 p.m.

The cause of the outage is under investigation.

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