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North Kohala power outage slated

Hawaii Electric Light has scheduled a power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala.

The outage will be from 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.

This temporary outage is necessary to allow HELCO personnel to safely perform maintenance and upgrade equipment to improve system reliability. The affected communities are Hawi, Kapaau and Halaula, as well as customers along Kohala Mountain Road between mile marker 6 and mile marker 9.

Customers are advised to unplug sensitive equipment prior to the outage and to keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.

Those who depend on medication or life support equipment should make arrangements for a back-up power supply or transportation to a facility outside the affected area.

HELCO regrets any disruption this outage could cause and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call 969-6666.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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