UPDATE (2:15 p.m.) Hawaii County Civil Defense says Hawaiian Telcom reports that the damaged fiber optic cable that affected the West side of Hawaii Island has been repaired. All 911 systems are back online.
(BIVN) – A fiber optic break is impacting communications in West Hawaii.
According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, Hawaiian Telcom is reporting the break in the area of Highway 190 and Highway 200 (Daniel K. Inouye junction).
“Communications will be affected along the western portion of the island from Ka’u through Kona,” Civil Defense warns. “If you are unable to access the counties 911 system and require medical, fire or police please go directly to your nearest police or fire station for assistance.”
Police say that persons requiring police assistance can also use the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
There was a one vehicle accident at the intersection of The Daniel K. Inouye Highway on Tuesday. Crews are on scene to repair the break, the county reports.
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