MAYORWatch: Concern Over Leaning Telephone Pole

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Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Question: I have noticed there is a leaning telephone pole on Mokulele Highway (Maui Veterans Highway) around Mile Marker 4. The pole is leaning dangerously close to the ground and has what I assume to be electrical wires on it. My wife said she saw it like this a week ago in the same condition. Now I realize conditions have been windy as of late and likely had a hand in tilting this pole, but is there a reason aside from rough working conditions as to why it would take over a week to get a pole carrying dangerous electrical wires raised back up to a vertical position?

Answer: Mahalo for the question and I understand your concerns.

I’m not sure why there was a delay in repairing this pole, but my staff contacted the state Department of Transportation for more information. State officials told us that Hawaiian Telcom has been notified and will be addressing the issue.

The public can assist in reporting fallen poles, downed cable lines and other issues to Hawaiian Telcom at (808) 643-6111. You also can reach Maui Electric Co.’s trouble line at (808) 871-7777 and Spectrum’s customer service line at (808) 643-2100.

Want to Ask the Mayor? Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail at 200 S. High St., ninth floor, Wailuku 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask theMayor” column; to request a personal response to a concern, email [email protected]



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