CUC assessing power outages

| 30/08/2008

(CNS): Throughout Gustav’s passage over Grand Cayman power was lost in various places though there was no island wide shut down. Caribbean Utilities Company said it was effective in maintaining power throughout most of the island. “However, high wind and severe weather conditions prevented us from safely assessing and responding to the damage in some areas,” the power firm said.

 

During the night CUC responded to a number of outages related to high wind and flying debris and there are still some ongoing service outages which crews will be working on when it is safe and there was no damage to the North Sound Road generating facility.

Power is still out from the Frank Sound substation, East End and North Side through to Rum Point. In the George Town area a portion of North Sound Estates and the South end of Seven Mile beach including a portion of Eastern Avenue, as well as Walker’s Road, Anthony Drive, Passadora Place, Outpost Street, Fairbanks Road, Eden Center are without power.

In West Bay Birch Tree Hill and Boatswain Bay are also out.

CUC asked the public to contact the Outage Reporting Hotline at 945-1CUC(1282) to report other outages

“We advise the public to stay well clear of downed lines and report downed lines to the 911 operator,” said CUC. “CUC has begun the formal assessment and restoration process and will begin work once the wind has abated enough to safely put line crews on the road. We will provide periodic updates through the media as the restoration proceeds. Please extend your courtesy to our line crews and service vehicles as we work to reach and repair damage to the system. CUC would like to thank our operations and line staff who worked throughout the night in difficult conditions to maintain and restore power to our customers,” the firm added.

Although no details have yet bee received from Brac Power and Light Company power remains out across the Sister Islands.

 

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