Power line explosion creates outage in Kalihi KaiUPDATED 7:25 PM HST Mar 10, 2014Video Transcript
Power knocked out for about 300 businesses and homes in Kalihi after three EXPLOSIONS. It happened just off Pu'uhale Road around 10:30 this morning. Hawaiian Electric company sent out workers to repair a faulty underground cable -- shutting down the road for about an hour. Workers at the nearby Mc Donald's said power was going off and on all morning long and employees at another local business described what they heard. 4.34 "IT SOUNDED LIKE SOMETHING HIT THE POWER POLE. LIKE AN EXPLOSION. THE BUILDING DID SHAKE. AND SO IT SCARED ME.THE ELECTRIC WENT OUT AND THEN BACK ON. THEN ANOTHER EXPLOSION. THE POWER WENT OFF AGAIN AND by the 3RD ONE IT WENT OUT COMPLETELY." Power was restored to most business in about an hour.