Friday 16 November, 2018

BL&P working to resolve power outages

A number of Barbadians were left in the dark from Sunday, as service from the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (BL&P) was interrupted by fire and faulty underground cables.

Persons in the Searles and Coverley, Christ Church areas were first affected yesterday. 

The Company explained on its Facebook page that this was the result of a pole being damaged by fire:

"The outage was caused by a large brush fire at Searles which has damaged a pole. Our Emergency crews are currently on site and are working to replace the damaged pole and restore power safely."

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While those residents would be breathing a sigh of relief this morning after power was restored, persons at Rockley Resort in Christ Church are still in the dark since around 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Apologising to these customers just an hour ago, the Company warned that restoration will take a few hours:

"This outage is the result of faulty underground cables.

"Our crew and contractors are on site conducting repairs. However, the job will take another few hours."



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