Power has now been restored to three schools and some 250 customers, affected by a power outage caused by a car crashing into a utility pole Monday night.
The crash on University Avenue caused a plethora of problems in Manoa Tuesday morning. Including the closure of University Avenue and the disruption of power to at least three schools and 250 customers in the area.
The problems began when a BMW sedan crashed into a utility pole near the east, mauka-bound lane of University Avenue just north of Maile Way.
The impact of the crash cracked the utility pole, knocking out power and forcing Hawaiian Electric (HECO) crews to completely replace the pole.
The pole's replacement required the complete closure of one block of University Avenue from Maile Way and Ka'ala Street. The closure represents the shutdown of one of two main avenues into Manoa, causing traffic delays up and down Manoa Valley. Traffic is being rerouted accordingly, using Oahu Avenue as a primary bypass into Manoa.
In addition to the road closure, the power outage affected some 250 customers in the area including at least three area schools.
As a result, the cancellation of classes was required at Mid-Pacific Institute, St. Francis and University Baptist Preschool. Noelani Elementary is not affected by the power outage.
The driver involved in the crash did not suffer any major injuries, according to police officials.
We'll have more on the crash and its impact tonight on KITV 4 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.