Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 33)

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A magpie flew into substation and caused power cut to over 4500 properties in Sanson, New Zealand.

Magpie flies into substation, cuts power to 3000 in Sanson

It's expected power will be restored by 1.30pm today.
Dozens of people took to Twitter to complain about power cuts in Bristol. Train users between Bristol and Bath are currently facing 'pandemonium' after a power issue caused signal failures on the track.

String of power cuts send Bristol into Twitter meltdown

Swathes of Bristol were left without electricity after power cuts across the city. Dozens of people took to Twitter to complain about the outages, which were first reported at about 9am on...
A literal Black Friday in London shows that even big cities are not protected from power cuts.

Piccadilly Circus and Soho plunged into darkness after major power cut in London

CENTRAL London was plunged into darkness this evening after a power outage in the city’s West End. Shocking images have emerged of a total blackout in Piccadilly Circus, Soho and Chinatown …
More than 12,000 customers were without electricity Tuesday evening in the Grand Blanc, Atlas Township, and Goodrich areas. The power outage lasted roughly 5 hours and was caused by an issue with a transmission line that powered four different sub-stations. All of the homes and businesses served by those sub-stations were without service.

UPDATE: Consumers Energy fully restores power to Grand Blanc area

Consumers Energy spent Tuesday evening working to repair a widespread power outage, primarily affecting southern Genesee County.
Power outages in Grand Rapids, Michigan are regular. 1,600 customers in downtown Grand Rapids were without power after a 46,000 volt line failed, according to Consumers Energy.

Power restored in downtown Grand Rapids

Some locations have started their holiday weekends early. The downtown Grand Rapids Library has tweeted that they are closed, due to the outage. The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum has also closed.
Power outage in Las Vegas again - but gamblers don't care. “Basically, as happened recently at the Paris, when there is a power loss, the gaming devices are designed to recover their state of play and the players’ credits,” said Karl Bennison, chief of the enforcement division at Nevada’s Gaming Control Board.

Despite a casino power outage, gamblers unlikely to be left in dark on winnings

In the late morning of Nov. 3 at the Paris Las Vegas, the lights went out to stop play at the casino’s 100 table games and more than 2,200 slot machines. A construction worker had accidentally cut…
Power has been restored after massive power outage affected Lewis County, Washington. Normally, there are two transformers that run in parallel, but the second was undergoing maintenance when the outage occurred, according to the power company.

Power restored after widespread outage in Lewis County

A massive power outage has been reported in Lewis County, and emergency dispatchers are asking the public to refrain from calling 911.
Power outage affected 16,000 homes in Geelong, Australia. The fault location was at St Albans Road Breakwater.

Power back on after Geelong outage

THE power is back on in Geelong after more than 16,000 homes were without power this morning.
A piece of equipment called a switch-gear malfunctioned which sparked a small fire and caused power outage to 4,000 people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Power outage leaves thousands in the dark on Albuquerque’s northwest side

A power outage on Albuquerque’s northwest side left thousands in the dark Sunday.
Power cuts due to equipment failure are quite often in the UK. About 1,800 customers experienced the outage in the Alderley Edge, Manchester because of a high voltage fault.

Updated: Power cut affects over 1800 local properties

Electricity North West has confirmed that they have a high voltage fault which is affecting 1832 customers in the Alderley Edge area this morning.A spokesperson for Electricity North West said