Power restored to Big Island residents

Hawaii Electric Light Company says power has been restored to all customers who experienced power outages caused by Tropical Storm Flossie.

Gusty winds caused outages beginning at 10:53 a.m. and continued through the early evening Monday.

About 12,500 customers were affected including customers in lower Puna (Kalapana to Nanawale), upper Puna (Volcano to Kurtistown), Hilo, and Kona (near Kahaluu and Keauhou).

Power was restored to the majority of those customers by 5:50 p.m. The remaining 200 customers were restored between 5:50 p.m. Monday and 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

About 600 customers in the Mauna Lani area were affected by a power outage at 7:09 p.m. Monday which was caused by an underground cable fault.

Power to all customers in Mauna Lani was restored by 10:05 p.m.

Crews are working to restore power to 3 customers who reported storm-related outages Tuesday morning.

If you are experiencing a power outage and have not contacted the company, please call #969-6666 for assistance.

Hawaii Electric Light sincerely thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

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