27 Nov 2023 13:33

Crimea storm hits grids repaired overnight, 400,000 people cut off from power

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Nov 27 (Interfax) - Stormy winds in Crimea have damaged the power grids repaired overnight, the local state-owned power grid operator Krymenergo said on its Telegram channel on Monday morning.

"About 400,000 people were without electricity as of 8:00 a.m. The continuing storm has damaged some grids again. The fallen trees obstruct access to damaged power facilities," it said.

As of 1:00 a.m. Monday, about 499,400 people remained without power supply in Crimea. Wind disrupted six 110 kV power transmission lines, eight 35 kV lines, about 200 lines of 6 kV to 10 kV, and 3,900 transformer and distribution substations, it said.

As many as 183 repair teams have been engaged to handle the damage caused to the grid, it said.

"Power engineers are giving priority to repairing damage caused to high-voltage lines and restoring power supply to social infrastructure elements, using generators when necessary," it said.

As reported, a number of Crimean municipalities hit by the storm declared a state of emergency.