UPDATE 10/30 6:23 P.M.

HECO reports that power has been restored to the majority of customers in the East O'ahu area. 

Tree trimmers have since cleared the vegetation from the line in a heavily forested area of Waimanalo.

Trimmers had to hike into the area, which is on a mountainside.

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UPDATE 10/30 2:58 P.M.:

Hanauma Bay is reported to be closed due to the area wide power outage in Hawaii Kai.

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UPDATE 10/30 2:53 P.M.:

According to Hawaiian Electric Company, 6,800 customers in the Hawaii Kai area are currently without power as of 2:48 p.m. on Wednesday.

The customers reside from Aina Koa ridge to Kamiloiki and part of Waimanalo. 

A tree came into contact with HECO power lines in a remote area alongside a mountain in Waimanalo. 

According to HECO, the main power line was de-energized for scheduled maintenance at the time when backup power went out. Officials say that power should be restored within the hour.

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About 13,000 customers are without power in East O'ahu from Aina Koa ridge to Kamioloiki and part of Waimanalo Wednesday afternoon. This all due to a tree in lines.

 

"A tree came into contact with our power lines in a remote area (along the mountainside in Waimanalo). We have redundancy in that area, but the main line was deenergized for scheduled maintenance when the backup went out," said a spokesperson for Hawaiian Electric.

 First responders are said to be en route. The estimated restore time is 3 p.m.