27 Feb 2023 14:27

Odessa cut off from power supply, electric transport not functioning, water supply complicated, repairs to take one day - local administration

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - Engineers tentatively plan to complete repairs on a high-voltage power transmission line, whose shutdown cut off power supply to nearly all parts of the city of Odessa and the surrounding area on Monday morning, within 24 hours, Ukrainian media said with reference to Odessa district military administration head Yury Kruk.

"Power engineers and all the relevant services have already started repairs to return electricity to the local residents. The repairs should be tentatively completed within 24 hours," Ukrainian media quoted Kruk as saying on his social account.

Media also reported citing the Odessa city hall's statement on its social accounts that electric public transport suspended operations because of the blackout. It also posted the locations of water distribution stations, as the centralized water supply system was also experiencing problems.

As reported earlier, the Ukrainian power grid operator Ukrenergo said on Monday morning that some elements in the local power transmission system experienced an emergency shutdown.

The DTEK power company said nearly all parts of the city of Odessa and the surrounding area were cut off from power supply on Monday morning.

Ukrenergo had said on Sunday that it lifted the limitations in the grids providing power supply to the Odessa region following a major blackout on February 4.