500 customers on Maui without power

Maui Electric Company crews worked around the clock to restore power to customers following the wrath of Tropical Depression Flossie that left more than 9,800 customers without power Monday.

An estimated 500 customers remain without power at this time with restoration for at least the majority of customers expected sometime Tuesday.

Workers are currently responding to small isolated outages affecting various parts of the island including Kokomo, Kauhikoa, Makawao, Kula, Waiehu, Wailuku, Kahului, Maui Meadows, and Huelo to Nahiku in East Maui.

As of 9:45 p.m. Monday night, power had been restored to about half of the customers initially affected.

An additional 4,000 customers were brought back online by 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Lightning strikes to electrical equipment and fallen trees were found to be the cause of the outages experienced over the past 24 hours.

Related Story: Hawaiian Electric companies responding to power outages following Flossie

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