KIUC crews lower outages to 1,000 members

Kauai Island Electric Cooperative crews have made good progress on restoring power to its members following last night’s storm of high winds and heavy rains.

As of about 3 p.m., the number of outages has been lowered to roughly 1,000 versus a peak of 10,000 early this morning. The following areas are still being addressed by troubleshooters:

Haena

Kilauea along Kuawa, Kilauea, Waiakalua

Aliomanu along Kalalea View Drive
Moloaa and Koolau Roads
Kapaa along Kanaele & Apopo Roads
Kapaia near Immaculate Conception
Lihue – Rice Street near Central Pacific Bank
Lihue – near Pua Loke subdivision
Lihue – Akahi and Elua Streets
Lihue – Haleko Road
Lihue – Banyan Harbor & Kauai High School area
Kilohana Plantation
Kilohana crater
Koloa along Wailaau Road
Lawai – Piko Road
Omao Road
Kokee

“There are also a number of individual meters for which service lines are down. We are focused on the larger outages first, then can address the individual ones,” KIUC posted on its Facebook site.

“We are also concerned for the well-being of our lineman, most of whom have been working non-stop since before the storm began through very difficult weather conditions.

“We’re hopeful that all members can be restored by this evening given these challenges. We will keep you updated here. Your patience and understanding is appreciated by all of us at KIUC.”

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