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Power out in many Cibao towns for over 72 hours

EdeNorte power distribution utility reported on damage caused by the passing of Hurricane Irma to the electricity system in the Cibao. As reported, as of 1pm on 7 September 2017, 53% of the 471,982 clients of EdeNorte were affected by power outages caused by the storm. As reported in El Nuevo Diario, 150 of the EdeNorte circuits that service 14 provinces in the Cibao were out of service.

The main problems in the distribution system were registered in Santiago, Licey, Tamboril, La Canela, Sabana Iglesia, Baitoa, Guayabal, San José de las Matas, Pedro García and Cienfuegos.

Also in Samaná, Las Terrenas, Sánchez, Nagua, Cabrera, Río San Juan, Gaspar Hernández, Cabarete, Sosúa and Sabaneta de Yásica.

There are reports with power outages in La Vega, Arenoso, Santo Cerro and Pontón.

Service in Puerto Plata was out as of 1pm on Thursday, 7 September.

EdeNorte explained that the 69KV line of the ETE Dominicana transmission company was shutdown after the downing of power lines due and trees on the electric lines.

Engineer Julio César Correa, general manager of EdeNorte, said brigades are hard at work to restore the service.

Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario

Sep 9, 2017

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