Traffic accident causes power outage in Diamond Head area

UPDATE: According to HECO, power was restored to all customers around 7:40 p.m.

UPDATE: Diamond Head Road is now open both directions between Leahi Beach Pk. and Coconut Ave., according to Honolulu police.

A Hawaiian Electric crew is doing repairs affecting service to customers along Diamond Head Road.

At 3:15 p.m., Honolulu police received a call of a vehicle striking a utility pole which caused it to lean.

The damaged pole reportedly needs to be replaced, and in the meantime, 245 customers are without power.

The repair crew is trying to reroute power and get electric service back to those affected customers.

Because of the accident and repair work, Honolulu police have closed Diamond Head Road in both directions between Leahi Beach Park and Coconut Avenue.

HECO says it hopes to restore power by around 11 p.m.

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