Trimmed branch causes outage

Tree trimmers dropped a branch on power lines along Alakai Road that triggered an outage in the Waiehu and Waihee area on Thursday, Maui Electric Co. said.

At 3:15 p.m., 758 customers lost power for about 16 minutes, said MECO spokeswoman Shayna Decker.

Power was restored to all customers at 3:31 p.m., she said.