Power outage hits North Shore

PRINCEVILLE — A fallen tree knocked out power for about 2,100 people on the North Shore Monday morning in an outage that lasted about three hours.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative members from Kalihiwai to Haena were impacted at 10:09 a.m., after KIUC crews rerouted power to an alternate circuit so they could do maintenance and endangered species risk-mitigation work.

But a tree fell onto the alternate power line, shutting down power to the North Shore customers until 12:55 p.m, according to Beth Tokioka, spokeswoman for KIUC.

A troubleshooting team was dispatched once the outage happened, and spent hours combing through the mountainous terrain to find the source. About 3 p.m., a troubleshooter saw the tree over the line in Hanalei Valley, triggering efforts to remedy the line.

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The Garden Island

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