UPDATE: The utility work was completed and Makani Road was reopened to traffic at 5:08 a.m. today.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Emergency units are on the scene in Makawao where a traffic accident damaged a utility pole tonight. As of 10:45 tonight, the area remains closed as crews work to restore utilities damaged in the accident.
Maui Police and Fire crews were called to Makani Road, between Kaupea and Ahualani Roads at 8:45 this evening. No other details have been released yet, but drivers should avoid the area until officers have reopened the road.
UPDATE: No word as of 10:45 p.m. on the cause of the accident or the extent of any injuries. Maui Electric Company repairmen and MPD units remain on nthe scene. The road is expected to reopen at about 3 a.m. Sunday.