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All power restored on Maui | UPDATE

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Update 1 p.m.:

All power has been restored on Maui, a spokesperson for Hawaiian Electric said.

The outage occurred at 11:45 a.m., affecting 7,200 customers in parts of Kahului, South Maui, Lahaina, Kula and Kuau. The outage was caused when a generator tripped at the Maalaea Generating Station, the spokesperson said.

"This triggered a load shed, which automatically interrupts electrical service to multiple circuits to protect the island’s electrical system from widespread damage," the company said in a statement about the outage.

All power was restored by 12:20 p.m. The cause of what tripped the generator is still being investigated.

Original:

MAUI COUNTY, Hawaii (KITV4) -- A pair of power outages is impacting approximately 3,000 Hawaiian Electric customers on Maui, Thursday afternoon.

One outage occurred just before noon in the Lahaina area impacting about 1,400 customers.

A second outage was reported around the same time near Kihei, affecting more than 1,500 customers.

The cause of the outages is not known at this time. There is not estimated time for restoration.

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