Ana: Road closure, wastewater spill, power and wireless outages on Oahu

Kona Street on Sunday, Oct. 19

Hawaiian Electric Co. reported several power outages on Oahu Sunday.

The first occurred at 11:45 a.m. and affected 300 customers in Pearl City. Power was restored an hour later.

Then, at 3:25 p.m., an outage occurred in Mililani-Mauka affecting 4,730 customers. Power was restored at 6:15 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m., approximately 100 customers in Kapolei lost power. It was restored at 11 p.m.

In town, Kona Street between Pensacola and Kamakee was flooded, with water reportedly a foot deep in some spots, prompting officials to shut down that stretch of road.

It was reopened Monday, but drivers are urged to be careful of ponding and slick conditions.

At around 11 a.m. Sunday, a short circuit caused by flooded conditions due to a surge of wastewater started a fire in the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant’s pump room.

The fire self-extinguished, but about 5,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater spilled into Honolulu Harbor.

And there were reports that wireless carrier T-Mobile’s network was down Sunday morning throughout the state because of a power outage at one of its facilities.

It hasn’t been determined if the outage was caused by the bad weather brought on by Ana.

Service has since been restored.

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