Utility poles fall on vehicle on Alii Drive, cause power outage

  • Hawaiian Electric crews work on one of four poles needed to be replaced on Alii Drive Friday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Toay)

  • Multiple poles came down on Alii Drive Friday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Downed power lines along Alii Drive Friday morning are from multiple poles coming down. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A truck sustains damage after power lines landed on it, a result of poles coming down. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A truck sustains damage after power lines landed on it, a result of poles coming down. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaiian Electric crews work on one of four poles needed to be replaced on Alii Drive Friday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Kalei Kamauu and his partner left the Hawaiian Electric Co. baseyard on Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona around 6 a.m. Friday morning heading to Ocean View for a traffic control job with Kipapa Traffic Management when poles came crashing to the ground on Alii Drive fronting the Kona Reef.