The lights went out in portions of Wailuku and Kahului this morning around 7:30 a.m. Maui Electric Company sent crews to determine the situation.
Approximately 1,300 customers in Kahului lost power when a bird came in contact with a lightning arrester. Power was restored shortly after 8:00 once the equipment was cleared.
As of 8:09 a.m., most customers had power restored. MECO expects all customers to be online shortly – if not already.