Sunday, August 24, 2008

The lights went out

About 40% of Bigastro was blacked out for three and a quarter hours on Friday when a truck, with its crane unfolded, managed to cut a medium tension cable which supplies the town and nearby Jacarilla. The problem occurred at 2:45pm. It then took until 6pm for Iberdrola to complete a provisional repair, returning yesterday morning to finish the job.

Although, emergency calls to the Health Centre were suspended for the period, other services continued thanks to the backup generator. Commercial premises, without such facilities were disrupted and bars which normally open at 5pm couldn't open fully until 6pm.

So that might explain the couple of power cuts we had on Friday but why have we had three already this morning?

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