Power outage closes Hawaii State Capitol until repairs done

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Capitol remained closed Monday after a power outage over the weekend.

On Saturday morning, one of three high-voltage circuit breakers at the state Capitol shorted, officials said.

The cause is unknown.

The Department of Accounting and General Services has been working with contractors to restore power as soon as possible, officials said in a statement Monday.

Until the damaged equipment is repaired, the downtown Honolulu building will remain closed.

The Hawaii Legislature adjourned in May. The 2023 session starts in January.

  1. Heidi September 4, 2022 10:19 pm Reply

    Over priced bill. Or just starting on Hawai’i’s part on climate change, No coals used and less fossil fuels to save the environment. Doing our part. Using solar energy now.

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