Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 21)

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Power outage maybe caused by San Francisco’s famous fog. The condensation from fog, possibly mixed with dirt and grime, likely caused an electrical arc. About 4,600 homes and businesses were affected by the outage.

Fog Blamed For Power Outage That Affected Thousands In SF Richmond District

San Francisco's famous fog may be the culprit behind a power outage that left thousands of people in the dark on Sunday.
Another massive power cut in the UK: Buchanan Galleries has been evacuated as a precaution, as most of Glasgow city centre is without power.

Massive power cut causes outage across whole of Glasgow city centre

The power outage affects G1, G2 and G4 postcodes. It is understood most of the city centre towards the Gallowgate and Calton areas are affected, and as far as Kelvinbridge and into the west end.
A power cut hits homes and businesses in Baldock and Letchworth on top of the water supply interruption. A fault on an underground electricity cable in the Weston Way area caused the high-voltage network failure.

Baldock and Letchworth now hit by power cut

A power cut has now hit parts of Baldock and Letchworth, on top of the disruption to water supplies today caused by a burst main. A spokeswoman said: “UK Power Networks engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity supplies to 626 properties in Baldock and Letchwo...
Feilding power cut supposed to be mass, but affected only 160 homes.

A power outage scheduled to disturb all residents in Feilding affected only 160 homes.

The electricity utility used the planned power outage to undertake maintenance work at the Feilding substation and had originally expected to cut the town's entire power supply.
An underground transmission cable was cut in half after construction workers drove a steel casing into it. As the result about 50,000 to 60,000 people were forced to leave Hatteras Island, North Carolina. A mandatory evacuation order went into effect "due to life safety issues from the loss of reliable electrical power on Hatteras Island and growing uncertainty as to when repairs to the main transmission line will be completed to enable restoration of full power to the island".

Thousands evacuate North Carolina's Outer Banks after power outage

Thousands of tourists on Ocracoke and Hatteras islands have been ordered to pack up and evacuate after a major power outage. Before the evacuation notice, the area was put under a mandatory power conservation order Friday night. It required everyone on the island to remove air conditioning systems a...
An explosion inside of an electrical vault in downtown Bay city has caused a large power outage in the district. About 10 minutes later, Bay County Central Dispatch issued a Bay Alert to subscribers that power was out in the downtown area.

Explosion in downtown Bay City electrical vault causes power outage

Bay City Public Safety officers, firefighters and Bay City Public Works employees surround a manhole cover at the intersection of Second Street and Saginaw Street that was dislodged when a power outage occurred in Downtown Bay City on July 27, 2017.
Power cut in London was due to a fault to an underground cable. More than 15,000 people in Uxbridge were affected by the outage.

Power cut in Uxbridge hits thousands of homes

The power went off at around 12am on Friday July 28. The electricity provider for the area confirmed the outage lasted more than an hour and was due to a fault to an underground cable.
Huge power outage in Australia again. The power cut hits 46,000 properties across the Fraser Coast.

Power outage: Power restored to 46,000 homes across Coast

The outage, which started about 10.20am is due to a malfunction at the Maryborough bulk supply substation. Crews replaced a faulty switch and power was restored about 25 minutes later.
About 1,470 premises in the Drighlington area were left without power.

Power cut leaves Drighlington homes without electricity

PROPERTIES in the Drighlington area were left without power earlier this morning.
Businesses in Cheltenham Promenade were closed due to a power cut. The reason of the outage was an underground cable failure. This is one of the common reasons of power cuts in the UK. Here is full report on that power cut.

Everything we know about the power cut which has closed shops

Businesses in Cheltenham Promenade have had to close and some are having to trade without electricity. The power has been out for most of the day and traders such as Moss Bros Hotter, Jigsaw, Karen Millen and Beards have closed.